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Classic Key Lime Pie

Classic Key Lime Pie


  • 1 1⁄2 cups chocolate cookie crumbs (about one 9-ounce package chocolate wafers, crushed)
  • 4 tablespoons butter, melted

Pie filling

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 1⁄2 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 1⁄2 cup heavy cream
  • 1⁄3 to 1⁄2 cup fresh lime juice (use key limes if available—they’re the real thing; add to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon finely grated lime zest

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Crust: Combine crumbs and melted butter, mix well. Press mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie pan. Prebake crust about 15 minutes. Let cool.

Pie filling: Beat egg yolks until light. Add sweetened condensed milk and cream; blend well. Beat in lime juice and zest. Pour mixture into prepared crust. Bake until custard is just set, about 15 minutes. Outside edges of pie should be firm and the center should be soft. Cool to room temperature.

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