American Key Lime Pie Recipe

American Key Lime Pie picture

Summary

Health IndexJust EnjoyCuisine
CourseDish

Ingredients

 Unflavored gelatin1 Tablespoon
 Sugar1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Salt1⁄4 Teaspoon
 Egg yolks4
 Lime juice1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Water1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Grated lime peel1 Teaspoon
 Green food coloring3 Drop (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
 Egg whites4
 Heavy cream1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped
 Baked 9 inch pastry shell1

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2046 Calories from Fat 1184

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 135 g207.7%

Saturated Fat 71.7 g358.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1069.2 mg

Sodium 1342.9 mg56%

Total Carbohydrates 168 g56%

Dietary Fiber 0.81 g3.3%

Sugars 107 g

Protein 45 g89.2%

Vitamin A 88.6% Vitamin C 48.6%

Calcium 69.7% Iron 11.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Directions

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 cup 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.
Center with grated pistachio nuts.
Trim with lime wedges.
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