Prep 15 mins
Cook 40 mins
From The Magnolia Bakery cookbook
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
- 1 1⁄2 cups gingersnap crumbs, from cookies blitzed in the food processor
- 21 ounces sweetened condensed milk
- 6 egg yolks
- 1 cup lime juice
- 1 tablespoon lime zest
- Crust: Turn on the oven to 325°F.
- In a bowl, combine the butter and cookie crumbs until evenly coated. Press the mixture into a 9-inch pie plate. Press it harder. Go back again and press the whole bit harder against the sides and bottom of the plate. Slide it into the oven. Bake for 10 minutes. Go zest and squeeze your limes (not a metaphor). Once the crust is done, take it out and cool it on a rack for 10 minutes.
- Filling: In the bowl of your electric mixer, throw in the milk, yolks, and lime juice. Turn on low until its all mixed together. Add the zest and turn on low until you see the flecks throughout the mixture.
- Pour the filling into the crust. Bake for 25-30 minutes. You’re looking for a solid center with no wiggle.
- Cool the pie down a bit, between another 20-30 minutes. Then throw it in the refrigerator for 2 hours at least.
- Serve with unsweetened whipped cream and a slice of lime zest if you’re feeling fancy.
Wonderful, and easy recipe, I didn't use the ginger base though (personal preference). Made for Au/NZ swap 51 (April 2011)
A very refreshing, satisfying dessert, & I thought the gingersnap crust was a nice change from one made with graham crackers! Definitely something I'll make again! Thanks for sharing the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]