Key lime pie

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I wasn't actually planning on making pie, but since I was throwing caution to the wind with the fat and calories for my birthday, I decided I'd go ahead and make one. I should also point out that since it was my birthday, I'd been drinking for a while before deciding to make a Key lime pie from scratch...

Crust

5.1 oz. graham crackers, crumbed (1 of the 3 sleeves in a 14.4 oz. package of New Morning organic Honey Grahams)
2 oz. sugar (1/4 cup)
2 oz. butter, melted (half stick)

Pulverize the graham crackers in the food processor. Add the sugar and pulse. Add the melted butter and blend until combined.

Pour the graham cracker mixture into a 9" pie pan and press up along the edges. Put in the freezer for a few minutes.

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Filling

Wait a few minutes so the crust can set up before making the filling and also for the oven to preheat. Combine in the food processor:

3 oz. egg yolks
14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
4 oz. Nellie and Joe's key lime juice (in a jar)

Blend the filling together and add to the chilled graham cracker crust.

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Bake for 15 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes on a wire rack, then refrigerate.

Whipped Cream

8 oz. heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp. sugar

Whip the cream and sugar together. I cheat and use the whipping attachment in my KitchenAid mixer, but you could use a bowl and a whisk.

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Completed pie. I really can make a better looking pie than this. But, as you may recall, I had been drinking.

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