Fabulous Key Lime Pie with Meringue!

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Andrea Thomas

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@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!

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

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

How to Make Fabulous Key Lime Pie with Meringue!

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!

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Course/Dish: Pies




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