Step 1: Ingredients
2-1/4 cup mixture of crushed gingersnap cookies and graham crackers
1 stick of unsalted butter (melted)
1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup Key lime juice
4 egg yolks
2 drops of green food coloring (optional)
1-2 limes (zest or small slice)
Step 2: Directions
For the crust: Begin crushing gingersnaps and graham crackers either by hand or with a food processor. The mixture of the two is up to you how much you would like of either ingredient just as long as the crumbs measure out to about 2- ¼ cups. Combine crumbs and butter into a large bowl or the food processor. Pour the mixture into a springform pan and mold it to the bottom and its wall. Bake for 10 minutes and then cool on a wire rack.
Pour filling into crust and bake for 16-18 minutes. Cool on a wire rack, cover, and chill the pie a minimum of 6 hours.
Serve with whipped cream and zest to complete the flavors.