Key Lime Pie

      Key lime pie
      Key lime pie

      1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
      1/4 cup sugar
      1/2 stick butter, melted
      1 can (14-ounces) sweetened condensed milk
      1/2 cup key lime juice (I use Nellie and Joe’s)
      3 egg yolks
      Zest from one fresh lime
      Fresh whipped cream and lime slice for garnish


      Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a bowl, mix the graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter together. Place mixture into a 9-inch pie pan, and bake about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool to room temperature before filling. Lower the oven temperature to 325 degrees F.

      In a separate bowl, combine the condensed milk, lime juice, zest and egg yolks. Whisk until well blended and pour the filling in the cooled pie shell. Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes and allow to chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. Before serving decorate with fresh whipped cream and lime slice. Serve chilled.