As I may have mentioned before, we have a tradition of celebrating birthdays in our office with yummy treats. Usually a few days before, I ask the birthday person what they would like, and then I make it. No problem. However, one of my office-mates had a birthday last week (during Passover) and I was away. Upon my return, I agreed to make this pie, but I was a little nervous about pulling it off because I knew there were a number of late evenings in front of me.
I should not have worried. This pie was a snap to make. Crush some graham crackers, mix with a little bit of sugar and butter (or buy a pre-made graham cracker crust -- I won't tell) and bake for about 15 minutes. Then, juice some key limes (or limes in this case, because I could not find key times) and mix them with a can of sweetened condensed milk, lime zest and egg yolks, pour into the crust and bake. Easy as pie (sorry).
I topped this pie with some very lightly sweetened whipped cream, which I think is necessary to cut the tartness a little bit. It was delicious. Everyone in the office raved about it and it was hard to keep them away from the last slice so I could bring some home to my husband.
You can find the recipe here, on Martha Stewart's website. I made it just as it was.