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Florida Key Lime Pie

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Category: Pies

 Ingredients List

  • -----------------------------------CRUST-----------------------------------
  • 1 1/4 c Graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tb Sugar
  • 1/3 c Butter,melted


5 Large eggs yolks
1/2 c Lime juice freshly squeezed
1/3 c Sugar
1/8 ts Salt
2 tb Lime peel coarsely grated
2 1/2 c Heavy cream
1 Small lime,sliced,optional

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

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