The minute I saw this dessert on the Pioneer Woman's website, I knew I had to make it. It looked way too good and better than that, way too easy. So, one night when my parents were coming over for dinner, I wanted to find something light and refreshing to eat afterward. This dessert was perfect.
It was REALLY simple to make, especially since I used a pre-made graham cracker crust because I was running short on time, but besides that, it came together in a cinch and tasted delicious!!! It tasted like "Key Lime Pie" but since we don't have access to Key Limes much here in Michigan, I loved that it used regular limes. I would highly recommend you try this and I will definitely be making it again.
Pioneer Womans Key Lime Pie. Sorta.
Recipe courtesy of The Pioneer Woman Cooks
18 graham crackers (the 4-section large pieces)
1/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup melted butter
1 heaping tablespoon lime zest
1/2 cup lime juice
2 egg yolks
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
For the crust: Crush crackers in a food processor or Ziploc bag. Pour them into a bowl & stir in sugar & melted butter. Press into a pie pan & bake for 5 minutes or until golden & set. Remove from oven & set aside to cool slightly. (Or, as I did, buy a pre-made graham cracker crust in your local baking aisle)
For the filling: Mix lime zest, lime juice & egg yolks in a mixing bowl. Add in condensed milk and mix on high until smooth & thick. Pour mixture into crust & bake for 15 minutes.
Remove from oven, cool, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour or more.
Serve with whipped cream & grated lime zest.