Florida Key Lime Pie

Total Time
3hrs 25mins
Prep
40 mins
Cook
2 hrs 45 mins

An adopted recipe from the RecipeZaar account. I did not make any changes to the recipe that is posted, but I do use approx 2 tablespoons more lime juice when I make it...just because I love the sharp lime flavor. Please taste the mix first before you add more lime juice.

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Prepare crust: Heat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. In 9" pie plate combine graham cracker crumbs and 2 tablespoons sugar;stir in butter until blended.
  3. Press mixture firmly and evenly over bottom and sides of pie plate; bake 10 minutes until browned.
  4. Cool completely on wire rack.
  5. Prepare filling: In top of double boiler using wire whisk,beat egg yolks,lime juice,1/3 cup sugar and salt until well blended.
  6. Set over simmering water;cook about 5 minutes,stirring constantly until mixture is thick enough to coat back of metal spoon.
  7. Remove from heat; stir in 1 tablespoons grated lime peel.
  8. Refrigerate mixture about 45 minutes until cool.
  9. Meanwhile,in large bowl with electric mixer at medium speed,beat cream until soft peaks form.
  10. Set 1 cup whipped cream aside for garnish;fold cooled lime mixture into remaining cream.
  11. Spoon filling into prepared crust;refrigerate at least 2 hours until set.
  12. To serve: Spoon remaining whipped cream decoratively over top of pie; sprinkle cream with remaining 1 tablespoons lime peel.
  13. Garnish with lime slices,if desired.