As promised, here is the recipe for Key Lime Pie. This is the world’s easiest pie to make!

Ingredients:

  • 1 13-oz. can condensed, sweetened milk
  • 2 eggs – separated (yolks are for the filling, whites are for the meringue)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice (fresh or from concentrate)
  • 6 T sugar (for the meringue)
  • 1/2 t cream of tartar (for the meringue)

Optional Step: Zest the limes and set aside as a garnish after the pie is baked.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

With an electric mixer, blend the condensed milk, egg yolks, and lime juice on medium for about 1 minute.

Pour into a 9″ pie crust. (Click here for a basic pie crust recipe or here for a graham cracker crust.)

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Now let’s make the meringue.

With an electric mixer, beat the egg whites on high until they form soft peaks, about 1 minute.

Lower mixer speed to medium. While beating, add the sugar, 1 T at a time. Then add the cream of tartar.
Raise mixer speed to high and beat until stiff peaks form, about 1 minute.

Spoon onto the pie.

Make peaks with your spoon.

Pop into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes – until the meringue and crust are a golden brown.
Sprinkle the zest shavings onto the meringue and let cool.

Perfect summer dessert!

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