Makes one 9″ pie – Serves 8
For ginger snap crust
1¾ cups gingersnap cookies, crushed
¼ cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon kosher salt
3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For lime pie filling
1 can (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
4 large egg yolks
½ cup lime juice, freshly squeezed
2 tablespoons lime zest, plus more for garnish
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a large bowl, whisk together crushed gingersnap cookies, brown sugar, flour, and salt. Add butter, and stir until mixture is well combined.
Press crumb mixture into a 9-inch pie plate, evenly covering the bottom and sides. Place pie plate on a baking sheet, and bake until crust is set, about 10 minutes. Once out of oven, let cool completely.
Lower oven to 325°F.
In a medium bowl, gently whisk together condensed milk, egg yolks, lime juice, and zest. Pour into the prepared, cooled crust.
Bake until the center is set, but still has slight movement, 15 to 17 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.