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American Key Lime Pie

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Ingredients
  Unflavored gelatin 1 Tablespoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg yolks 4
  Lime juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Grated lime peel 1 Teaspoon
  Green food coloring 3 Drop (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Egg whites 4
  Heavy cream 1 Cup (16 tbs), whipped
  Baked 9 inch pastry shell 1
Directions

Thoroughly mix gelatin, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt in saucepan.
Beat together egg yolks, lime juice, and water; stir into gelatin mixture.
Cook and stir over medium heat just till mixture comes to boiling.
Remove from heat; stir in grated peel.
Add food coloring sparingly to tint pale green.
Chill, stirring occasionally, until the mixture mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon.
Beat egg whites till soft peaks form; gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating to stiff peaks.
Fold gelatin mixture into egg whites.
Fold in whipped cream.
Pile into cooled baked pastry shell.
Chill till firm.
Spread with more whipped cream; edge with grated lime peel.
Center with grated pistachio nuts.
Trim with lime wedges.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Dish: 
Pie

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