I forgot to separate my eggs before making the key lime pie. Will the whites really ruin it? Do I have to start over?

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Smaug March 29, 2016
However, for a traditional, uncooked Key Lime pie, it would almost certainly be too much liquid.
 
Bunnee B. March 29, 2016
Thanks. I just went ahead and baked it. I couldn't bear the thought of squeezing another bag of key limes! The texture is slightly different, but it tastes fine.
 
HalfPint March 29, 2016
Been there. It hurts and almost burns, squeezing all those limes. Yeah, the texture is firmer and it might taste a bit egg-ier.
 
HalfPint March 29, 2016
Depends on the recipe, I think. There are recipes that use whole eggs on just the yolks. Here's one: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/emeril-lagasse/key-lime-pie-recipe.html

What recipe are you using?
 
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