Tequila Key Lime Meringue Pie Recipe

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Tequila Key Lime Meringue Pie

Lynette !


Great twist on a key lime pie! I adore them in any fashion!! TIme cooling the various parts (crust, filling) are not included in the prep time.

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25 Min
55 Min


1 1/2 c
graham cracker crumbs
6 Tbsp
butter, melted
1/3 c
1 tsp
ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp
kosher salt
8 large
egg yolks (save 4 egg whites for meringue, use the others to make an egg-white omelet!)
2 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk, 14 oz
3/4 c
key lime juice
2 Tbsp
lime zest
1 Tbsp
3 Tbsp
cold water
1 1/2 Tbsp
2/3 c
boiling water
4 large
egg whites
1 1/2 tsp
cream of tartar
1 c
1 1/2 tsp
vanilla extract
1/8 tsp
kosher salt


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2Stir together the first 5 ingredients; firmly press the mixture on the bottom and up the sides of a lightly greased 9 1/2 inch deep-dish pie plate.
3Bake 15 minutes or until lightly browned. Transfer to a wire rack and cool completely. (about 30 minutes)
4Whisk together the egg yolks and the next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; pour the mixture into the cooked crust.
5Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until set. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour).
6Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
7Whisk 3 tablespoons cold water into the cornstarch in a 1 qt saucepan; whisk in 2/3 cup boiling water. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, 1 minute or until a thick gel forms. Remove from the heat; cool completely (about 30 minutes).
8Beat 4 egg whites and the cream of tartar at medium-high speed with a heavy duty electric mixer, using the whisk attachment, until foamy. Gradually add 1` cup sugar; beat until glossy, stiff peaks form. Beat in the vanilla and salt. Slowly beat in the cornstarch mixture. Beat in 3 minutes.
9Spread the meringue over the cooled pie, and bake at 375 degrees for 15 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack, and cool completely for about 45 minutes. Serve at room temperature or chill 8 to 24 hours.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Eggs
Regional Style: Southern