Key Lime Pie I

Key Lime Pie I

Prep Time: 
15 minutes
Cook Time: 
15 minutes - Ready in 4 hours 30 minutes
Yield: 
1 - 9" pie

By: IRENED
"This pie is always well received whenever served - it is light and refreshing and very attractive, too. An all-time favorite! You may substitute the key lime juice with a mixture of 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice and 1/4 cup fresh lime juice."

Ingredients:

1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons white sugar
5 tablespoons butter, melted
3 eggs
1/2 cup key lime juice
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1 pinch salt
1 pinch cream of tartar
1 cup heavy whipping cream
1 lime, sliced

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Mix graham cracker crumbs with sugar and melted butter. Press into 9 inch pie plate and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool.
2. Separate 2 of the eggs, placing the two egg whites into a mixing bowl. Reserve the yolks in another bowl.
3. To the yolks, add one whole egg, lime juice and sweetened condensed milk. Whisk until smooth. With clean mixer blades or a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites with salt and cream of tartar until stiff, but not dry. Fold whites into filling mixture. Pour filling into partially baked crust.
4. Bake in preheated 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 10 to 15 minutes or until set. Let cool at room temperature, then freeze 4 hours to overnight. Just before serving, whip cream to form stiff peaks. Serve decorated with whipped cream and lime slices.

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