I have never been to the Florida Keys, but I have heard tell that residents are very particular about their namesake pie. I have seen Bloodline, and know how the protagonists treated their troublesome brother. I can only imagine what Key peeps might do to a Canadian girl messing with their beloved Key Lime Pie. So- this dessert is not officially a key lime pie, OK!?
I swapped-out regular sweetened condensed milk for the Eagle Brand Dulce de Leche. It doesn't taste like true Dulce de Leche- more like a slightly fake butter-caramel flavour but at least behaves like condensed milk for this purpose. It really toned down the lime, which might be attractive to some, and the caramel and lime flavours were super nice together. I sprinkled some finely shaved lime zest and Skor bits on top before baking, and made it in an Oreo crust rather than the standard graham cracker. Super tasty results all around!
SEE? I'm already looking over my shoulder.