Ree’s recipe for key lime pie is a comfort foodie’s treasure trove.
whole graham crackers (the 4-section large pieces)
Tbsp (1 stick) salted butter, melted
(14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
heaping Tbsp grated lime zest
cup lime juice
large egg yolks
Whipped cream, for serving
Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
For the crust: Crush the graham crackers in a food processor or a resealable plastic bag. Pour them into a bowl and stir in the melted butter and sugar. Press the mixture into a pie pan and bake until golden and set, about 5 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.
For the filling: Mix the condensed milk, lime zest, lime juice and egg yolks in the bowl of a mixer and mix on high until smooth and thick.
Pour the mixture into the crust and bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour — more if possible.
Serve with whipped cream.