Fluffy "key" Lime Pie

Recipe by ChefChic
READY IN: 2hrs 35mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Combine graham, butter, and powdered sugar in mixer until well mixed, then press into a 9-inch pie plate. (Optional: Bake at 350 for 6-8 minutes, just until you can begin to smell the crust baking.) Freeze crust until needed.
  • Grate the zest from one full lime. Squeeze the juice from fresh limes to make 1/3 cup (approximately 1 1/2 limes) of juice.
  • Whisk together sugar, yolks, zest, and lime juice in a double boiler and heat until they form a custard. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
  • Whip egg whites to stiff peaks and then beat in sugar.
  • Fold egg whites into custard.
  • Whip cream and confectioner's sugar together to stiff peaks. Fold into custard mixture.
  • Gently spread the custard mixture into the pie crust and freeze until firm, at least 2 hours.