Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Key Lime Meringue Pie Recipe



My husband could be known as a traveling cookbook collector...

Whenever he travels for work he always comes back with another cookbook from a favorite restaurant he had the fortune to eat at, as if to say, "Dance monkey dance" And that's after all the pictures of the food he's taken and bragged about...

Like the time he went to Les Halles, knowing I love Tony Bourdain and his books. He bragged about it a full day before he even went...

Its like bragging about being thin.

His favorite restaurant is probably Joe's Stone Crabs. I have yet to eat there. Know why?
Because every time we visit its closed.  That's what you call good timing.

However, I've had the cookbook for a while and the thing he loves just as much as the Stone Crabs themselves is the Key Lime Pie. I've made it quite a few times but with it being Spring and all I decided to make it in lieu of a Lemon Meringue Pie and add the meringue to it. I also wanted to compensate for the extra egg whites. I have about 20 in my freezer already and I can't bring myself to throw them away...

Its sacriledge.

Key Lime Meringue Pie
Graham Cracker Pie Crust
3 egg yolks
1 1/2 teaspoons grated key lime or lime zest
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
2/3 cup freshly squeezed key lime or lime juice
3 egg white
1/4 cup sugar

In a mixer mix the yolks & zest on high speed until light and fluffy (around 5 minutes) add the condensed milk and beat for another 3-4 minutes. Lower the speed and add the juice until just combined. Pour into the pie shell and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees. Let cool and then freeze for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile put egg whites in mixer on high speed and mix until frothy. Add sugar until you get stiff peaks. Add to the top of the pie after its been in the freezer and put under the broiler until its golden brown.

6 comments:

  1. Oooh! I'll have to try this take on it. You know my husband who does not like sweets LOVES this key lime pie.

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  2. stop doing tasty dessert posts....I can't eat them for another week or so....it's torture....looks good!

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  3. Ooooooooooh, yummy! I heart key lime pie. I think i may have to attempt. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. I adore key lime pie and this one looks scrumptious. Thanks for the recipe...I'm going to try it!

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  5. Gorgeous! I was watching Barefoot Contessa make a key lime meringue tart yesterday and I told my best friend that it was going to be my birthday cake this week. Yours is infinitely easier, has fewer ingredients, and is just as beautiful and special. Love it.

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  6. After traveling in the states for 2 months in 2006 - I have been forever looking for Key Lime Pie... which we don't have in Australia! This recipe has made my mouth water - and if you could mail me a key lime pie, that would be fantastic!

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