Fabulous Key Lime Pie with Meringue!
6-8, depending on how you slice it!
graham cracker crust, regular size.
can of sweetened condensed milk
egg yolks, reserve whites
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a medium bowl, mix egg yolks and condensed milk together. Then stir in lime juice, zest, and cream.
Pour into a pie crust and bake for 30 minutes. Set your timer for 20 minutes. When your timer goes off, begin the following steps:
Wisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.
In a second bowl, mix the sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
Add the sugar mixture a LITTLE at a time to the egg whites, beating between additions. Continue until the sugar dissolves.
hint:If the sugar does not dissolve properly, you will have little amber colored "drops" on top of the meringue. It's fine,it just not be what you are going for!
By now the pie should be done,remove it and spoon meringue mixture on top, lightly "tapping" your spoon on covered pie to give a wispy look.
Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until top is a light golden brown. This pie is fabulous warm or cold!
Last Updated: Tue, May 31, 2011