Joe's Famous Key Lime Pie

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 5 min (includes chilling times)
  • Active: 30 min
  • Yield: 1 pie; 10 servings
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Two 14-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk

5 egg yolks 

1 cup fresh key lime (or lime) juice 

Zest of 1/2 key lime (or lime)

10 graham crackers, crushed 

1/4 cup sugar 

5 tablespoons melted unsalted butter 

Whipped cream, for serving, optional 


Special equipment:
12-inch pie pan
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix the milk, yolks, lime juice and zest for filling. Mix the crackers, sugar and butter for crust. Form the crust in the pie pan and bake for 8 minutes at 375 degrees F. Remove and cool. 
  3. Pour the filling in the crust and bake another 8 minutes. Remove and cool. Once cool, place in the freezer at least 1 hour or until ready to use. When ready to serve, remove from the freezer and let thaw for 15 minutes. Top with whipped cream if desired. Enjoy.