This has always been one of Kevin's favorite desserts. Our very first Valentine's day together, we made dinner and this was our dessert. Though I'm pretty sure the pie was a total flop--it didn't set right for whatever reason--we still ate it and it still tasted scrumptious. Kevin & his brother's birthdays are 1 day apart and they are both big fans of cheesecake and key lime pie. Since we're having a big family party to celebrate both of them, I went ahead and made both!
The pie recipe comes from Kevin's mom and is super fast and easy to put together. Just be sure to note it needs a night in the freezer.
I had never made my own graham cracker crust--since it's so easy to get a store bought one for pretty cheap. But I figured, why not? Especially since I had a whole box of graham crackers on hand. The crust is simple to put together--even more so if you have a food processor and can use the machine for the grinding of the crackers as well as combining it with butter and sugar.
Next time, I might to add a couple drops of green food coloring--just for effect.
Key Lime Pie
9" Graham Cracker Crust (homemade or storebought)
3 large egg whites
14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
7 Tbsp lime juice
Beat egg whites until stiff. Gently fold in milk. Add lime juice. Pour into crust and freezeovernight. Top with whipped cream or cool whip if desired.