I had the best time baking with this little cutie, who has promised me that he will always be as sweet as these two pies! I'm definitely going to hold him to that, as he is the youngest of four, so we are looking forward to him being around for a while!
We chose to make lemon, but you can also use limes. Hope you enjoy as much as we did- the treat is perfect for your back to school celebration or any celebration for that matter. Cheers to 4th grade!
For the crust
1 1/2 sleeves of saltine crackers (about 6 ounces or 60 crackers)
1/2 cup softened unsalted butter
3 tablespoons sugar
For the filling
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
4 egg yolks
1/2 cup lemon or lime juice or a mix of the two
Fresh whipped cream, for garnish
Coarse sea salt, for garnish
Preheat oven to 350°F.
Crush the crackers finely, but not to dust. You can use a food processor or your hands. Add the sugar, then knead in the butter until the crumbs hold together like dough. Press into an 8-inch pie pan. Chill for 15 minutes, then bake for 18 minutes or until the crust is golden brown.
While the crust is cooling (it doesn't need to be cold), beat the egg yolks into the milk, then beat in the citrus juice. It is important to completely combine these ingredients. Pour into the shell and bake for 16 minutes until the filling has set. The pie needs to be completely cold to be sliced. Serve with fresh whipped cream and a sprinkling of sea salt.
Recipe By Bill Smith https://food52.com/recipes/29939-bill-smith-s-atlantic-beach-pie