Fabulous Key Lime Pie with Meringue!

Andrea Thomas

By
@AndreaThomas

When we went to Florida, we came home with a bunch of limes. What else could I do but make a pie? After hand squeezing 25 limes for the juice, I decided to go with the lime juice from the store the next time I baked this pie! It has a fabulous, creamy filling that makes my mouth water even now!


Featured Pinch Tips Video

Rating:

Comments:

Serves:

6-8, depending on how you slice it!

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

PIE FILLING

1
graham cracker crust, regular size.
1/2 c
heavy cream, cold
1/2 c
lime juice
2 tsp
grated lime zest
14 oz
can of sweetened condensed milk
3 large
egg yolks, reserve whites

MERINGUE TOPPING

4 large
egg whites
6 Tbsp
sugar
1/2 tsp
cornstarch
1 pinch
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2
In a medium bowl, mix egg yolks and condensed milk together. Then stir in lime juice, zest, and cream.
3
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:
4
Wisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.
5
In a second bowl, mix the sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
6
Add the sugar mixture a LITTLE at a time to the egg whites, beating between additions. Continue until the sugar dissolves.
7
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!
8
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.
9
Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes, or until top is a light golden brown. This pie is fabulous warm or cold!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies