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Judy's Key Lime Pie Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Judy Stowe
Added: Thursday, September 4, 2008

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 large eggs, separated
1 14 oz. can condensed milk
1/2 c. lime juice
2-3 drops green food coloring (optional)
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
1/3 c. sugar
1 9 in. graham cracker crust

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks on low speed; gradually beat in condensed milk and lime juice until smooth. Add food coloring if you want to at this time. Pour mixture into pie crust and bake for 30 minutes. Remove from oven. Increase oven temperature to 350 degrees.

In a large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar on medium speed, 1 tablespoon at a time. Beat at least 4 more minutes until sugar is completely dissolved and stiff glossy peaks form.

Immediately spread meringue over hot pie, being careful to to spread to edge of crust to prevent meringue from shrinking. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Cool 1 hour and then chill for at least 3 hours before serving.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Judy and Larry Stowe were R.C. & Suzanne's first friends when they moved to Miami in 1991. They have shared many special times together, both in Miami and at the Beach. This recipe is Judy's condo specialty!

 

 

 

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