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Key Lime Pie Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Nell Walker
Added: Friday, September 11, 2009

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1/2 cup lime juice or juice from 12 key limes
4 egg yolks
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1 egg white beaten stiff
1 pie crust (either kind)
2 t. lime zest
For meringue:
3 egg whites
6 T. sugar
1/2 t. cream of tarter

Directions:
Directions:
Preheat oven 375. If using dough type pie crust, bake first. If using graham cracker crust, bake lightly to set crust.
Beat one egg white stiff, then fold in and mix 4 egg yolks and zest from limes. Beat thoroughly about 3-4 mins. Add milk and continue beating; add lime-juice and mix thoroughly until mixture is a creamy yellow (about 4 minutes). Pour into pie crust and bake to set about 10-12 minutes. Remove from oven and put on rack to cool.
For meringue, beat 3 egg whites stiff, add sugar gradually and continue beating, add cream of tarter. When egg whites are forming peaks, spread over cooled filling. Place back in oven and brown meringue. Add some grated lime zest to top.
Let cool again, then place in refrigerator for chilling.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was Rock Walker's Mother's recipe.

 

 

 

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