Americana Key Lime Pie

Top Review by socholy

This is one of my tried and true recipes I have used for years. Everyone always asks for the recipe. I garnish with very thinly sliced limes and grated lime (see pic). I do not add additional whipping cream--I think it is too much. The result is a beautiful, yummy dish! Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Thoroughly mix gelatin, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt in saucepan.
  2. Beat together egg yolks, lime juice, and water; stir into gelatin mixture.
  3. Cook and stir over medium heat just till mixture comes to boiling.
  4. Remove from heat; stir in grated peel.
  5. Add food coloring sparingly to tint pale green.
  6. Chill, stirring occasionally, until the mixture mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon.
  7. Beat egg whites till soft peaks form; gradually add 1/2 c sugar, beating to stiff peaks.
  8. Fold gelatin mixture into egg whites.
  9. Fold in whipped cream.
  10. Pile into cooled baked pastry shell.
  11. Chill till firm.
  12. Spread with more whipped cream; edge with grated lime peel.
  13. Sprinkle chopped pistachio nuts in center.
  14. Garnish with thinly sliced lime placed in whipped cream mounds around edge of pie.

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