Florida Key Lime Pie Recipe

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You'll love this delightful and easy-to-make Florida Key Lime Pie. >Key limes are a variety of limes that were once grown extensively on the Florida Keys. This lime is very popular in Florida.

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Florida Key Lime Pie Recipe:

Recipe Type: Pies, Key Limes, Dessert
Cuisine: Key West
Yields: 6 servings
Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 20 min


1 (9-inch) prepared Graham Cracker Pie Crust*
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
1/4 cup key lime juice**
2 teaspoons finely-grated zest from key limes
2 eggs, separated
1 egg, room temperature
4 tablespoons granulated sugar

* Check out my Graham Cracker Pie Crust Recipe.

** If you can't find fresh key limes, Tahiti or Persian limes may be substituted as they are very similar in taste. You can also substitute the bottled key lime juice.


Refrigerate graham cracker crust until well chilled.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine condensed milk, key lime zest, and key lime juice. Add egg yolks and egg; stir until well blended. Pour into chilled graham cracker crust.

In a medium bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form; gradually fold in sugar. Spread meringue over key lime mixture, being careful to spread to edge of pastry to prevent shrinkage during baking. Check out my hints and tips on making a Perfect Meringue.

Bake 20 minutes or until meringue is golden brown. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.

Makes 6 servings.


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