A delicious combination of a lemon meringue pie and a key lime pie. Easy to make too. Garnish individual servings with lime slices and a sprig of mint.

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
35 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 - 9 inch 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 the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk until well blended. Gradually whisk in the lime juice. Pour into the graham cracker crust.

  • Bake for 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until the center is set when the pie is gently shaken. Set aside. Reduce the oven temperature to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • In a large clean bowl, whip egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually sift in the confectioners' sugar, while continuing to whip to stiff peaks. Spoon on top of the slightly cooled pie, sealing the meringue to the edges of the crust.

  • Bake for about 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until the meringue is lightly toasted. Cool to room temperature before refrigerating. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

547 calories; protein 13.2g; carbohydrates 85.4g; fat 18.4g; cholesterol 187mg; sodium 315.8mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2008
I made just the meringue from this recipe to go on "Easy Key Lime Pie I" from this site. It called for 5 egg whites so it was perfect. I think it called for a bit too much sugar- I would use only 1/2 cup next time. But it was easy to whip up and tasted great on the pie. I'll try using the rest of this recipe next time. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/24/2012
I made this but as it chilled the eggs whites sort of lost their oxygen and turned back into liquid. What did I do wrong? Read More
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17 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
01/08/2008
I made just the meringue from this recipe to go on "Easy Key Lime Pie I" from this site. It called for 5 egg whites so it was perfect. I think it called for a bit too much sugar- I would use only 1/2 cup next time. But it was easy to whip up and tasted great on the pie. I'll try using the rest of this recipe next time. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
09/03/2006
Great recipe! I added some green food colouring so it looked different than lemon meringue. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2009
I also just made the meringue it was fantastic and super simple. Update 2/20 I just made this again but just the pie part i only used 4 egg yolks and 3/4 cup lime juice and 1/4 lemon juice baked for 25 mins was absolutely fabulous! Thanks for the awesome recipe can't wait to make the meringue and pie together in the near future! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/23/2012
I made this but as it chilled the eggs whites sort of lost their oxygen and turned back into liquid. What did I do wrong? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2008
This was great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2010
Was so delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/20/2009
The pie is in the oven so I haven't tasted it yet. But it looks FABULOUS! This recipe was very easy to make. It took some time but I think it will be well worth it! I didn't have a gram cracker crust so I made a regular crust myself. Got to go check on it...... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2018
The key to making the meringue better is to add the cream of tartar AFTER the egg whites have been whipped into soft peaks and sift only 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Any more and it becomes too sugary and loses that creamy meringue taste and texture. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/05/2010
I used on the meringue recipe. It was hard to get it fluffy. Read More
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