If you can 't find key lime juice, regular will do. Either way, this recipe is simple with decadent results. Eggs, condensed milk, and lime juice and rind make the filling that 's poured into a pastry shell and baked.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
- 3 eggs, beaten
- 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
- 1/2 cup key lime juice
- 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium mixing bowl, combine eggs, condensed milk, lime juice, and lime rind. Beat on medium speed with electric mixer for about 1 minute or until mixture is thoroughly blended. Pour into baked pastry shell.
Bake in preheated oven for 30 to 35 minutes, until center is set. Cool on a rack for 15 minutes, then chill at least 2 hours before serving. Garnish with whipped cream if desired. Immediately refrigerate any leftovers. Do not store for longer than 3 days.