Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie

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  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 45 min
  • Serving: 8

Classic and tangy Key Lime Pie is a summer favorite.

Ingredients

  • 1 envelope unflavored gelatin
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup Key Lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • few drops green food coloring
  • 1 cup whipped cream
  • 1, 9 inch baked pie shell

Directions

  1. Mix gelatin, 1/2 cup sugar and salt in a saucepan. Beat together egg yolks, lime juice and water. Stir into gelatin mixture, cooking over medium heat, stirring until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat, stir in grated peel; add color to a pale green. Chill, stirring occasionally until mixture mounds slightly when dropped from spoon.
  2. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form, gradually adding 1/2 cup sugar while beating after each addition. Fold gelatin mixture into egg whites; fold in whipped cream.
  3. Pour into baked shell and chill until firm. Top with a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

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