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Serves : 8 TO 10

Mangrove Mama's is situated on Sugar Loaf Key in Key West and is almost hidden by overgrown bushes, it looks like a shack. The food inside, however, is delicious. Their Key lime pie is flawlessly creamy yet firm in consistency, accented by a perfectly balanced sweet tart flavor. It could comfort even the most troubled palate. Plus: More Dessert Recipes and Tips

How to Make It

Step 1    

Preheat the oven to 350°. In a medium bowl, stir together the graham-cracker crumbs, melted butter and cinnamon. Evenly press the crumbs into a 9-inch pie plate. Bake for about 12 minutes, or until firm. Remove the crust from the oven and lower the temperature to 325°.

Step 2    

In a large bowl, whisk the egg yolks with the cream of tartar until frothy. Stir in the condensed milk, then whisk in the Key lime juice until fully incorporated.

Step 3    

Pour the filling into the crust and bake for about 15 minutes, or until set. Let the pie cool on a rack, then refrigerate until chilled before serving.

Make Ahead

The pie can be refrigerated overnight.

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