Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie - Candy Coated Culinista

Key Lime Pie – Candy Coated Culinista

It was United Way Cultural day at Mr. C’s office last Friday and I was asked to make some goodies. Correction I was told I am making my 2 dozen chocolate diablo cookies (I guess people like it) and I was allowed to choose my second dish. How considerate right? I decided to make a key lime pie with a toasted meringue top. I wanted to make the meringue as I loved how it came out in my sky-high pumpkin pie. I’m not a stranger to making key lime treats as I made key lime bars before, so I was hoping this would come off without a hitch and it did.

Yield/Serving: 8
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 30 min.
Difficulty level is: Easy

• 3 egg yolks, beaten
• 1 can (300 ml) Sweetened Condensed Milk
• 3 limes, juiced or ½ cup lime juice
• 6 drops of green food colouring (optional)
• 1 readymade graham cracker crust
• 3 eggs whites
• 1 ½ cups confectioner’s sugar
• Lime zest

1. Preheat oven to 325°F
2. Whisk eggs and sweetened condensed milk together for 1 minute in an electric mixer.
3. Add in lime fresh juice and 6 drops of food colouring.
4. Pour into readymade pie crust.
5. Bake in oven for 30 minutes.
6. Let cool for completely.
7. Once cooled chill in fridge foe 2 hours minimum.
8. In the electric mixer pour in egg whites and slowly add the confectioner’s sugar.
9. Pour on top and torch with kitchen torch or broil in oven.

• Use fresh limes preferably.

Please Enjoy

Mr. C’s co-workers enjoyed the pie and it went fast.

One of my best reviews came from my friend. She told me “That was amazing! I have never had Key Lime pie before and I definitely want more.” Her sister quickly said “She loved it C.C., she told about this amazing pie three times and raved about it again and again; telling me about this pie like I hadn’t heard this story already. If she got that for Christmas she’d be happy. ” Nothing gets better than that. I felt great hearing this.

My thoughts
If you ever have to make a dessert on short notice, I suggest making this key-lime pie.


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