Easy Key Lime Pie

July 7, 2013

Key lime pie and summer go hand in hand.  This dessert is sweet, tart, and best of all - easy.  If you are unavailable to find fresh key limes to juice for this recipe, you can substitute with the bottled juice.

Easy Key Lime Pie

 

Ingredients:

1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/4 cups finely crushed graham crackers
3 egg yolks
14 ounces can of sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup key lime juice
3 tablespoons water
green food coloring (optional)
Whipped cream

Directions:

Crust: melt butter and stir in 1/4 cup sugar. Add crushed crackers and toss to mix well. Spread evenly into a 9-inch pie plate and press onto bottom and sides. Chill 1 hour or until firm. Can also bake in a 375 degree oven for 4-5 minutes and then cool before filling.

In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks with a whisk or a fork. gradually whisk/stir in condensed milk. Add lime juice, water, and a few drops of green food coloring if desired. Mixture will thicken as you stir.

Spoon filling into the crust. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 25 minutes and cool for 1 hour, then chill for 3-4 hours. Top with whipped cream and serve.

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