Americana Key Lime Pie
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unflavored gelatin (1 envelope)
few drops green food color
pistachio nuts, chopped
heavy cream, whipped, to top
How to Make Americana Key Lime Pie
1Thoroughly mix gelatin, 1/2 cup sugar and salt in saucepan.
2Beat together egg yolks, lime juice and water; stir into gelatin mixture.
3Cook and stir over medium heat just until mixture comes to boiling.
4Remove from heat; stir in grated peel.
5Add food coloring sparingly to tint pale green.
6Chill, stirring occasionally, until the mixture mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon.
7Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating to stiff peaks.
8Fold gelatin mixture into egg whites.
10Pile into cooled baked pastry shell.
12Spread with more whipped cream; edge with grated lime peel.
13Sprinkle chopped pistachio nuts in center.
14Garnish with thinly sliced lime placed in whipped cream mounds around edge of pie.
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