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Key Lime Pie

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • prepared tart recipe OR graham cracker crust purchased is fine!
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 14- ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
  • 1/2 cup lime juice

Instructions

  • Oven temperature to 350degrees. Note the difference if you have made the tart crust!
  • In a medium bowl beat the egg yolks for about 2 minutes.
  • Gradually whisk in the sweetened condensed milk.
  • Add the lime peel and lime juice.
  • Beat an additional 2 minutes. --the mixture will thicken up.
  • Pour the filling into the tart shell (or graham crust)
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes or until set.
  • Cool on counter for 1 hours.
  • Cover and chill in fridge for 2-3 hours.

Notes

Optionally you can add a few drops of green food coloring to the mixture to gain the traditional green coloring of Key Lime Pie.