Traditional Key Lime Pie

"I have been making this pie for many years. Every time that I serve it, people say "this is what a key lime pie is supposed to taste like". And they are right. I have tried those pie recipes using cream cheese or cool whip, but they are not authentic key lime pies. If you want the "real deal", this is it."
 
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photo by Gina H. photo by Gina H.
photo by Gina H.
photo by Gina H. photo by Gina H.
Ready In:
45mins
Ingredients:
7
Serves:
8
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ingredients

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directions

  • Beat egg yolks.
  • Stir in sweetened condensed milk, key lime juice and rind.
  • In a small bowl, stiffly beat 1 egg white.
  • Fold into pie mixture.
  • Turn into baked pie shell.
  • Beat the three reserved egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy.
  • Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff but not dry.
  • Spread meringue on top of pie, sealing carefully to the edge of the pie shell.
  • Bake 15 minutes at 350° or until meringue is golden brown.
  • Cool in refrigerator at least 6 hours.

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Reviews

  1. Gina H.
    This pie is amazing! I made it as directed and my husband said it was as good if not better than the one he had in Marathon keys.
     
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  2. ProMom
    Fabulous! Really hit the spot! The meringue IS perfect.
     
  3. Amyeh90
    Excellent, thank you! I made this without the meringue and it was excellent.
     
  4. hunnybees
    This is like the pie I used to make years and years ago! I lost the recipe and have been trying those other versions which are good, but THIS is the one. I've made a couple in the last few days and will be making a third for Thanksgiving - picked up another bag of key limes today just for this! Once you have this pie, the others are missing "something". Lovely intensity if you enjoy the Key Lime. I also now use eggs from my very free chickens which are so rich, the custard is even better. Every bite's a treat. Thank you so much, Big Cheese!
     
  5. um-um-good
    My family thanks you for this recipe. My dad came back to Ontario from visiting Florida with a bag of keylimes and couldn't wait for a key lime pie. I made this for him tonight and he really, really enjoyed it! It was very easy to make. I used a graham/oat crust #32495 to give it some extra sweetness. The crust was good. I think i'll stick to the traditional crust next time I get an imported bag of key limes. Thanks again!
     
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