A very refreshing, easy Florida specialty pie!

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
8
Yield:
1 pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees F (125 degrees C).

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  • In a large glass or metal bowl, beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

  • In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks, then stir in condensed milk, lime rind, and lime juice. Mix well, then fold mixture into beaten egg whites. Pour mixture into graham cracker crust.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes. Chill before serving. Garnish with whipped topping if desired.

Nutrition Facts

364 calories; protein 7.7g 15% DV; carbohydrates 49.3g 16% DV; fat 15.9g 25% DV; cholesterol 86.4mg 29% DV; sodium 261.6mg 11% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2005
I have made this pie a couple of times. Everybody loves it!! You can use key lime juice or regular lime juice and it makes no difference. The only problem: I have to bake it way longer than the 10 minutes as directed. It's usually ready after an hour of baking. Read More
(51)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2003
Easy to prepare. Very light lime flavor -- probably due to the citrus used not the recipe. However I followed the recipe and found the pie to be a little runny -- even after sitting in the fridge overnight. Read More
(18)
34 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2005
I have made this pie a couple of times. Everybody loves it!! You can use key lime juice or regular lime juice and it makes no difference. The only problem: I have to bake it way longer than the 10 minutes as directed. It's usually ready after an hour of baking. Read More
(51)
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2010
A delicious light pie. After reading all reviews I am very surprised that no one said that the temperature should be 350 degrees F. I baked pie for 10 minutes at 350 degrees and it is perfectly done. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2003
This is the best key lime recipe I've ever made. The others are too custard tasting but this one allows you to really enjoy the lime taste with the unique texture. Truly awesome! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/26/2003
Easy to prepare. Very light lime flavor -- probably due to the citrus used not the recipe. However I followed the recipe and found the pie to be a little runny -- even after sitting in the fridge overnight. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
07/18/2007
This pie is very good though I found it a little light on the lime taste. I used the juice of three limes and the zest of all three limes and found that to be much better. Also I left the pie in the oven for 20 minutes instead of 10 in order for it to set correctly. This is a very light dessert and everyone who's tried it has loved it so far. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/12/2007
Good pie. I agree with other reviews that the 10 minute baking time was too short. 20 min seemed about right. I used bottled Key Lime juice (Nellie & Joe's Famous Key West Lime Juice) and that had the right flavor. (Some reviews commented on the lime flavor being light.) I doubled the recipe and made 2 pies -- doubling worked well. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/30/2008
This is a delicious key lime pie! And so easy. I took it to my Supper Club and it got RAVES! Even the lady who 'never eats desert' asked for a bite....then asked for a piece! Thanks Carolyn! Oh yes and I baked it for 30 minutes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2008
Just made this last night. I didn't use the Cool Whip though. It turned out great. I would cook it longer than 10 mins though. More like 30 mins.-45 mins. It isn't dry or like pudding. I did have to make 2 pies and both of them turned out fine. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2008
Terrific! Making this for the third time now. The flavor was great! I left out the lime zest and added an additional 15 cooktime. Read More
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