Makes 5 servings
1 1/2 cups cookie crumbs (crush any hard cookies with bottom of a bowl)
6 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled
3 tablespoons sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
7 ounces sweetened condensed milk
1/2 teaspoon lime zest (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees and prepare 5-6 greased muffin or tart tins. Mix cookie crumbs, melted butter and sugar together until well combined. Press this mixture firmly into the tins creating a half-inch thick crust. Bake crusts in the oven for 12 minutes, let cool completely.
In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, lime juice, sweetened condensed milk and zest until smooth. Spoon this mixture into the pie crusts. Freeze the pies for at least 6 hours. Serve pies slightly defrosted and keep any extras in an airtight container in the freezer until ready to enjoy.