Key Lime Pie

This recipe is for a super simple delicious key lime pie!

  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice (12 to 15 key limes or one key lime juice in a bottle)
  • 4 teaspoons grated lime zest
  • 4 egg yolks, 4 egg whites
  • 1 – 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 11 graham crackers
  • 4 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

HOW TO MAKE AT HOME

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Pulse graham crackers in a food processor or break them tills fine.
  3. Melt butter and mix with the graham crackers along with 3 tbs sugar
  4. Pour this mixture into a 9-inch pie pan and press over the bottom and up the sides of the pan.
  5. Bake on the center rack for about 10 minutes until the crust is lightly brown, remove and let cool to room temperature.
  6. Whisk the egg yolks and lime zest together in a bowl until tinted light green. This takes about 2 minutes
  7. Beat in milk, then juice and set aside at room temperature till it thickens.
  8.  Pour the lime filling into crust, spread evenly, and then bake for 15 minutes until the center sets, but still wiggles when shaken.
  9.  Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
  10.  Whisk egg whites with a mixer till stiff peaks form add about 1 tbs sugar to eggs as peaks begin to form
  11. top pie with egg whites and put under broiler till golden brown

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