I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Key Lime Pie

Super easy to make.   I make the graham cracker crust from scratch, but you can buy one to make it easier.   The key the best flavor is to make this several hours ahead of time.  If you make it and eat it right away, it can tend to be to tart.
                             (Please excuse how the crust looks.  The babies were helping me)

(serves 8)

*1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 1 sleeve of graham crackers)
*1/3 cup granulated sugar
*6 tablespoons butter, melted
*5 egg yolks
*2 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk
*1 cup fresh squeezed key limes (about 30) or use store bought key lime juice
*zest from one lime (or use zest from a couple of the key limes)

~Preheat oven to 375 degrees
~In a large bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter until well blended.
~Press into the bottom (I also like to bring it up the sides) of a 8 or 9 inch pie plate.
~Set aside.
~In a large mixing bowl, mix egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk and key lime juice until well blended.
~Pour into graham cracker crust.
~Bake 30 minutes.
~Cool for 20-30 minutes.
~Sprinkle lime zest over pie.
~Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 5 hours.

`Can top with dollops of whip cream if desired.