Prep Time: 2 1/2 Hours
Yields: 8-12 Servings
Comment: Key limes, also known as bartender or Mexican limes, are much smaller than the more common Persian lime. These tiny limes are available throughout the year, but peak during the months of May-September. They are named for the Florida Keys and are prized for their unique flavor and high acidity. This simple pie is a delicious cool treat on a hot summer day and is a perfect dessert this Fourth of July!
Ingredients for Crust:
1 prepared graham cracker crust or 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
Method for Crust: Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. If you are using a prepared crust, you do not need to do any part of the method for the crust. Combine crumbs and sugar in medium mixing bowl. Stir in melted butter until thoroughly blended. Pack mixture firmly into 9-inch pie pan and press firmly to bottom and sides, bringing crumbs evenly up to the rim. Bake in oven for 10 minutes. Allow crust to cool to room temperature before filling.
Ingredients for Filling:
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
4 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/2 cup fresh squeezed lime juice