1 1/4 cups finely crushed pretzels
1/2 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar
1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
2 teaspoons grated lime zest
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup orange juice
1 container (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
Begin with the crust. There are only three ingredients, pretzels, butter, and sugar.
Place the pretzels in the bowl of a food processor.
Process until pretzels are finely crushed.
To make the crust, melt 1/2 cup butter. Measure 1/4 cup sugar and 1 1/4 cups crushed pretzels.
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; mix well.
Press mixture onto bottom and sides of the pie plate. This small roller is a big help for tasks like this. When crust is complete, place in refrigerator to chill.
Other than the fruit juices and zest, the only ingredients that are needed for the filling are sweetened condensed milk and frozen whipped topping.
We need 2 teaspoons of lime zest . . .
. . . and 1/4 cup of lime juice . . .
. . . and 1/4 cup of orange juice.
Pour the sweetened condensed milk in a large bowl.
Combine the milk with the lime zest, lime juice, and orange juice.
Pour filling into prepared crust.
Garnish with lime slices, if desired. Refrigerate until chilled. Fresh, light, and cool
I'm not sure which part of this pie is better - the filling or the crust. The crust is a combination of salty and sweet. The filling is creamy and has the blend of fresh lime and orange flavors.