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Brian's Key Lime Pie

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Brian went through many recipes until he found this one. This is our very favorite.

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  • 1/2 cup lime juice (3 or 4 limes)
  • 1 t grated lime zest
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 14oz can sweetened condensed milk
  • 11 graham crackers, processed to fine crumbs
  • 3 T granulated sugar
  • 5 T unsalted butter, melted
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  • 1

    Whisk the egg yolks and lime zest together in a bowl until tinted light green. This takes about two minutes.

  • 2

    Beat in milk, then juice, and set aside at room temperature until it thickens.

  • 3

    Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  • 4

    Mix graham cracker crumbs and sugar in another bowl.

  • 5

    Add butter and stir with a fork until well-blended.

  • 6

    Pour this mixture into a 9 inch pie plate and press over the bottom and up the sides of the pan.

  • 7

    Bake on the center rack for about 15 minutes until the crust is lightly brown. Remove and let cool.

  • 8

    Pour the lime filling into crust, spreading evenly, and then bake for 15 minutes until the center sets, but still wiggles when shaken.

  • 9

    Remove from oven and cool to room temperature.

  • 10

    Refrigerate for at least three hours until well-chilled.

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