Key Lime Pie VI


A Key Lime Pie made without sweetened condensed milk. It really enhances the flavor of the lime.

1 to 9 - inch pie


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 cups water

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • ¼ cup key lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon grated lime zest

  • 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 6 tablespoons white sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

  2. Separate the eggs. Beat the egg yolks and set the whites aside.

  3. Combine the 1 cup white sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt in a saucepan. Gradually stir in the water. Cook over medium heat until thickened.

  4. Gradually stir the cooked sugar mixture into the beaten egg yolks, beating constantly. Return the mixture to low heat and cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Stir in the butter, lime juice and lime zest. Let mixture cool slightly.

  5. Beat egg whites until light and frothy. Add the cream of tartar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Gradually beat in the remaining 6 tablespoons white sugar and beat until the meringue is stiff and glossy.

  6. Pour the lime filling into the prepared pie shell. Then pile the meringue on top, spreading it until it touches the edges of the pastry to prevent the meringue from shrinking. Bake pie at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 5 to 6 minutes or until meringue top is golden brown.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

282 Calories
9g Fat
49g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 282
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 212mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 49g 18%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 17mg 1%
Iron 1mg 5%
Potassium 74mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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