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Key Lime Pie

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  • Hands-On Time: 25 Minutes
  • Total Time: 1 Hour 10 Minutes
  • Servings: 8
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Ingredients

  • 3 eggs,separated
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated milk)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice from concentrate
  • 2 or 3 drops green food coloring, optional
  • 1 (9-inch) unbaked pie crust
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Baking Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. With mixer, beat egg yolks in medium-sized bowl.
  3. Gradually beat in sweetened condensed milk and lime juice. Stir in food coloring, if desired.
  4. Pour into pie crust and bake 30 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven and increase oven temperature to 350 degrees.
  6. Meanwhile, for meringue: With clean mixer, beat egg whites with cream of tartar to soft peaks.
  7. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, for 4 minutes longer, or until stiff, glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  8. Immediately spread meringue over hot pie, carefully sealing to edge of crust to prevent meringue from shrinking.
  9. Bake 15 minutes.
  10. Cool 1 hour. Chill at least 3 hours. Store leftovers in refrigerator.

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So, the problem with this recipe is that I used parchment paper, and it stuck to the paper and DIDN'T want to come off. It was quite depressing. I added an extra egg like someone in the comments said, and it made a nice cookie DOUGH and it wasn't like a cake BATTER at all. My only concern is that it's not going to turn out like perfect little cookie slices. :( SO, I suggest using wax paper, NOT parchment paper.


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Applesauce for Oil

To reduce the amount of fat and calories in recipes that call for oil (cakes), replace 1/2 of the oil with unsweetened applesauce. This method will keep the cakes texture and actual increase the "moistness" of the cake.





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