Someone had a birthday this week! It was Beth! We have obviously been celebrating birthdays with pie this year at the 1canoe2 HQ, and this was no exception. I had mentioned to Beth a few times that she needed to tell me what kind of pie she would like for her birthday, and she always brought up Key Lime. I can take a hint, and I’ve never made a Key Lime Pie before, so that’s what we went with. It was a really easy recipe, and I think it tasted great. Great choice, Beth. Happy Birthday!

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Key Lime Pie

Ingredients:

Crust:
18 whole†Graham Crackers (the 4-section Large Pieces)
1/3 cup†Sugar
1/3 cup†Butter, Melted
Filling:
1 Tablespoon†(heaping) Lime Zest
1/2 cup†Lime Juice
2 whole†Egg Yolks
1 can†(14 Oz) Sweetened Condensed Milk
Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
For the crust:
Crush crackers in a food processor or Ziploc bag. Pour them into a bowl and stir in sugar and melted butter. Press into a pie pan and bake for 5 minutes or until golden and set. Remove from oven and set aside to cool slightly.

For the filling:
Mix lime zest, lime juice, and egg yolks in a mixing bowl. Add in condensed milk and mix on high until smooth and thick. Pour mixture into crust and bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from oven, allow to cool, then refrigerate for at least 1 hourómore if possible. Serve with whipped cream.

:: Carrie ::