I love key lime pie. This was my first attempt at making it.
I was very happy with how it came out.
So cool and refreshing for summer.
I searched online for a recipe. There are several different variations of key lime pie. I choose this one (slightly adapted) from the Pioneer Woman.
I never realized how easy it was ♥
For the crust:
1 cup graham cracker crumbs (8 large crackers)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
Preheat oven to 375 degrees
Crush crackers in a food processor.
Just dump them in, and with one little press of a button.....
there you have it! :)
Pour them in a bowl with sugar and melted butter.
Press into a 9 inch pie plate and bake for 10 minutes or until golden and set. Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly.
For the filling:
1 heaping tablespoon of lime zest (which is the zest of one lime: )
1/2 cup of fresh lime juice (6 medium sized limes did it for me)
2 whole egg yolks
1 (14oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
With an electric mixer, mix the lime zest, lime juice and egg yolks in a bowl.
Add the condensed milk and mix on high until smooth and thick.
Pour into crust and bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, allow to cool, and then refrigerate for at least an hour - more if possible. (overnight is best).
Serve cold with whip cream if you desire.
Enjoy this summer treat! ♥