Beth Whisler's Perfect Key Lime Pie



For the Crust:

  • 2 sleeves of graham crackers pulsed in food processor (3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon 
  • 1/2 cup white sugar


For the Filling:

  • 3 cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1-1/2 cups key lime or lime juice (can be freshly squeezed but must be strained for pulp)
  • 4 eggs


Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Step 2: For the crust:  Mix the crushed graham crackers, 1/2 cup melted butter, cinnamon and sugar together and press onto bottom and sides of 9-inch spring form pan.
Step 3: Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes
Step 4: After removing crust from the oven, turn oven temperature down to 325 degrees.
Step 5: For the filling:  Whisk lime juice, eggs and sweetened condensed milk together. 
Step 6: Pour into hot crust and bake 25-35 minutes until center is set - it may be a little jiggly.