Key Lime Pie

My Mother in Law gave me this recipe about a year ago and I haven't made it until now.  Boy have I been missing out.  It turned out great and really wasn't much work at all.  It was a fun alternative to traditional birthday cake to celebrate the big 2-9 for Andy yesterday.  


For the Crust:
1/3 cup plus 1 t. melted margarine
1 1/2 cup crushed graham crackers
1/4 cup granulated sugar

For the Filling:
Two 14-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
5 large egg yolks
Grated zest of 1 lime
1 cup fresh lime juice


For the Crust:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Coat the inside of a 9 inch pie plate with 1 teaspoon of the melted margarine. 

Combine the crushed graham crackers, sugar, and 1/3 cup of melted margarine. When the ingredients are fully combined, use the mixture to line the bottom and sides of the pie dish. Place the pie dish into the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes. 

For the Filling:
While the crust is baking, in a mixing bowl, make the filling by whisking together all the ingredients. 

When the crust is baked, remove it from the oven and pour in the filling. Return the filled pie crust to the oven and bake for 10 minutes more. Let cool to room temperature. Then Refrigerate.



1 Comment


April 02, 2009

Oh boy…gotta make it, gotta make it! I’m drooling. Yes it is unbelievably easy! I found out if you do use those store bought graham cracker crusts, if you bake them for 10 minutes then cool before filling, they aren’t too bad. I think I have everything in the house for this except the limes. I’m think this would REALLY taste good on my sore throat!

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