Key limes are smaller and rounder than the more widely available Persian ones, but you can also buy the juice bottled for this Key Lime Pie. Recipes reprinted from Citrus: Sweet and Savory Sun-Kissed Recipes Copyright © 2015 by Valerie Aikman-Smith. Photos © 2015 by Victoria Pearson. Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.

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Ingredients

Crust
Filling and Topping

Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

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  • Crust: In a food processor, combine graham crackers and sugar and process until crackers are reduced to crumbs. Add melted butter and pulse until well combined.

  • Pour crumb mixture into a 9-inch pie pan and press it evenly over bottom and sides of pan. Bake until golden, 10 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack; let cool.

  • Filling and topping: In a bowl, whisk together egg yolks and condensed milk until blended. Pour in lime juice and whisk until well combined and smooth. Pour into cooled piecrust.

  • Bake pie until filling is set, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack and let cool completely. Cover and refrigerate at least 6 hours and up to 24 hours.

  • Just before serving, pour cream into a bowl. Using a handheld mixer, beat cream until stiff peaks form.

  • Pile cream on top of cold pie, sprinkle with coconut flakes, and garnish with lime zest. Cut into wedges to serve.

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