Thursday, February 21, 2013

A CLASSIC Florida Key Lime Pie

Florida Key Lime Pie

These are real Key Limes
1 c. graham cracker crumbs
3 Tbs white sugar
5 Tbs melted butter
3 eggs
1/2 c. key lime juice
1 (14 oz) can sweetened Condensed Milk
1 pinch salt
1 cup heavy whipping cream + 1 Tbs white sugar for whipped cream
1 sliced lime for garnish

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Mix graham cracker crumbs with sugar and melted butter. Press into 9 inch pie plate and bake for 5 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool

Separate 2 of the eggs, placing the two egg whites into a mixing bowl. Reserve the yolks in another bowl.

To the yolks, add one whole egg, lime juice and sweetened condensed milk. Whisk until smooth. With clean mixer blades or a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites with salt and cream of tartar until stiff, but not dry. Fold whites into filling mixture. Pour filling into partially baked crust

Bake in preheated 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 10 to 15 minutes or until set. Let cool at room temperature, then freeze 4 hours to overnight. Just before serving, whip cream to form stiff peaks, add a Tbsp of sugar to sweeten. Serve decorated with whipped cream and lime slices.
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squeeze key limes

Bake and then put in Freezer

Serve with Plenty of Whipped Cream