key lime pie

Submitted by: Whitney Shaffer

Serves: 8

Cooking time:

Dietary guidance: v 

Tags: dessert ·

Ingredients

2 c graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c sugar, plus 2 tbsp
4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted
4 egg yolks
1 can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c fresh key lime juice (or reg. lime juice)
3/4 c chilled heavy cream
sliced limes for garnish

Method

1. preheat oven to 350
2. combine graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 c sugar, and butter
3. press mixture over bottom and sides of 9" pie plate
4. bake crust in middle of oven for 10 min., let cool
5. whisk together egg yolks, condensed milk, and lime juice. pour mixture into crust
6. place on baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, or until center is set
7. cool on wire rack for hour, refrigerate at least 4 hours
8. beat cream until frothy, add 2 tbsp sugar and continue beatine until stiff peaks form
9. spread cream over pie and garnish with limes

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