1 1/2cupsGraham Cracker Crumbsabout 10 sheets of graham crackers
14ouncesEagle Brand Milksweetened, condensed milk
8ouncesCool Whipdefrosted, plus extra for topping
1/2CupKey Lime Juiceor juice from 12 key limes, or 4 - 6 regular sized limes.
For the Graham Cracker Crust: Purchase pre-ground graham crackers. Or if using sheets of graham crackers, break them into a food processor and pulse until a grainy texture. Or crush them with a rolling pin in an enclosed zip-lock bag.
In a microwave safe bowl, melt the butter. Add the sugar and stir. Mix in the crushed graham cracker crumbs and still until well coated with the butter mixture.
Using a small measuring cup, press the crust into a 9" pie pan. Use your fingers to form the crust up the side of the pan. Refrigerate for two hours.
For the Pie: Stir all ingredients together and mix with a whisk. Pour into a prepared pie crust. Refrigerate overnight. The pie also freezes well.
Top with additional Cool Whip, lime slices and serve.
Can I Freeze This Pie? This is one of its best attributes. If you're making this for a crowd, you can make a couple of these pies ahead of time and freeze. Simply allow an overnight thaw in the refrigerator before serving.
This pie works well in a purchased chocolate pie crust, such as an oreo pie crust. Or a regular pie crust. If using a chocolate pie crust garnish with thin slices of shaved chocolate and additional whipped creme.