Americana Key Lime Pie

Recipe by Dannygirl
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SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

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