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Florida Key Lime Pie
Servings: 8

1 1/4 c graham cracker crumbs
2 tb sugar
1/3 c butter, melted

5 large egg yolks
1/2 c freshly squeezed lime juice
1/3 c sugar
1/8 ts salt
2 tb coarsely grated lime peel
2 1/2 c heavy cream
1 small lime, sliced, optional

Heat oven to 375 degrees. In 9" pie plate combine graham cracker
crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar, stir in butter until blended.
Press mixture firmly and evenly over bottom and sides of pie plate,
bake 10 minutes until browned. Cool completely on wire rack.

In top of double boiler using wire whisk, beat egg yolks, lime
juice, 1/3 cup sugar and salt until well blended. Set over simmering
water, cook about 5 minutes, stirring constantly until mixture is
thick enough to coat back of metal spoon. Remove from heat, stir
in 1 tablespoon grated lime peel. Refrigerate mixture about 45
minutes until cool.

Meanwhile in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed, beat
cream until soft peaks form. Set 1 cup whipped cream aside for
garnish, fold cooled lime mixture into remaining cream. Spoon
filling into prepared crust, refrigerate at least 2 hours until
set.

Spoon remaining whipped cream decoratively over top of pie, sprinkle
cream with remaining 1 tbsp. lime peel. Garnish with lime slices,if
desired.

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