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!

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Nothing screams summer more than the tart flavor of a key lime pie. Andrea's recipe is fabulous! The key lime filling is smooth, creamy, and full of tangy flavor. Meringue on top adds a layer of fluffy goodness and helps cut some of the tartness. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
6-8, depending on how you slice it!
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

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
  • 1 can(s)
    sweetened condensed milk, 14 oz
  • 3 large
    egg yolks, reserve whites
  • MERINGUE TOPPING

  • 4 large
    egg whites
  • 6 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    corn starch
  • 1 pinch
    salt

How to Make Fabulous Key Lime Pie With Meringue

Step-by-Step

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix egg yolks and condensed milk together. Then stir in lime juice, zest, and cream.
  2. 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:
  3. Wisk the egg whites until soft peaks form.
  4. In a second bowl, mix the sugar, corn starch, and salt.
  5. 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!
  6. By now the pie should be done. Remove it and spoon meringue mixture on top, lightly "tapping" your spoon on the covered pie to give a wispy look.
  7. Bake for an additional 5-10 minutes or until the top is a light golden brown. This pie is fabulous warm or cold!

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About Fabulous Key Lime Pie With Meringue

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Collection: Summer Desserts!



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