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Authentic Key Lime Pie

This recipe was acquired when I was visiting fabulous Key West, Florida !!  Hence it is very delicious and very authentic.  This was my dessert of choice after dining on a superb entrée of Coconut Shrimp in an awesome houseboat that had been turned into a gourmet restaurant, nestled in a small port off of the peer in the heart of town.

Key Lime Pie

4 Eggs, separated

½ cup Lime Juice

14-Ounce can sweetened condensed Milk

½ Teaspoon Cream of Tartar

1/3-Cup Sugar

Beat Egg Yolks until light and thick.  Blend in lime juice, then milk, stirring until mixture thickens.  If desired, add a few drops of green food coloring.  Pour mixture into baked pie shell.  Beat egg whiles with cream of tartar until soft.  Gradually beat in sugar, beating until glossy peaks form (oooo!!)  Spread eggs whites over surface of pie to edge of crust.  Bake in 350 degree oven until golden brown, about 20 minutes.  Chill before serving (the pie, not you!)

* design tip – Spread the meringue on the pie and then create swirl-y peaks with a butter knife all over the top!

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