Posted by: lifewithbs | August 18, 2010

Celebration Lime Pie

I finally got some good news on Monday. I got a job! Yay! Actually, it’s the third job I’ve accepted since moving to Texas, but I really think this will be the one. Third time’s the charm, right?

So, to celebrate, I made a pie. I wanted a dessert that was quick, served cold and delicious, and remembered that the Pioneer Woman had posted a few pie recipes a while back.

Key lime pie is one of my favorites, so I decided to give it a shot. At the store, the regular limes were on sale, 6 for a dollar…sweet! It wasn’t going to be a key lime pie, but I’ve read that it doesn’t really make a difference what type of lime you use.

Lime Pie

recipe from the Pioneer Woman


18 whole graham crackers

1/3 cup sugar

1/3 cup butter, melted


1 heaping tablespoon of lime zest

1/2 cups fresh squeezed lime juice (4 to 5 limes)

2 egg yolks

1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

To make the crust, crush the crackers in a food processor or in a large ziplock bag. Pour the crumbs into a bowl and mix in the sugar and melted butter. Press into a pie pan and bake for five minutes, until set. Remove from the oven and put aside to cool.

This picture is before the crust was baked. I wasn’t very good about taking pictures for this recipe. There is kind of no point when I make something from the PW, because her pictures are far superior!

For the filling, mix the lime zest, lime juice and yolks in a bowl. The most difficult part of this whole recipe was juicing the limes, it took forever!

Add the condensed milk into the lime mixture and mix with electric beaters on high until smooth and thick.

Pour the mixture into the crust and bake for 15 minutes.

Remove from the oven, allow to cool, and then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.

This pie was pretty good, especially considering how easy it was to make. Next time I’ll use a few less graham crackers. While the crust is really tasty, there was far too much of it, in some spots it was an inch thick.

In other news, it’s still insanely hot here – the other day the thermometer in my car read 113 degrees!  Also, we adopted a second dog! His name is Rowdy, he’s a german shepard / beagle mix, and we adopted him from Brett’s mom.

Izzy really wasn’t happy about this development for the first few weeks. But, they will now play with each other and I think she has come to accept that he’s here to stay. 🙂


  1. MMMMM pie!

  2. YAY!!!!!!!!

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