Americana Key Lime Pie

  • on December 12, 2008
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Ingrients & Directions

1 tb Unflavored gelatin (1 env.)
1/2 c Sugar
1/4 ts Salt
4 ea Egg yolks
1/2 c Lime juice
1/4 c Water
1 ts Grated lime peel
1 x Few drops green food color
4 ea Egg whites
1/2 c Sugar
1 c Heavy cream, whipped
1 ea 9-in baked pastry shell
1 x Pistachio nuts, chopped
1 x Lime slices for garnish
1 x Heavy cream, whipped, to top

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.

6 Servings

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