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Chilled Key Lime Pie

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Ingredients
  Unflavored gelatin 1 Tablespoon (1 Envelope)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Egg yolks 4
  Grated lime peel 1 Teaspoon (Set Aside)
  Lime juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Green food coloring 2 Drop
  Egg whites 4
  Whipping cream 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baked 9-inch pastry shell 1 , cooled
Directions

In saucepan combine unflavored gelatin, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt.
Beat egg yolks, lime juice,and water till blended; stir into gelatin.
Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, just till mixture comes to boiling.
Remove saucepan from heat; add grated lime peel.
Add enough drops of green food coloring to give pale green color; mix thoroughly.
Chill, stirring occasionally, till mixture mounds when spooned.
In bowl beat egg whites till soft peaks form.
Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar; beat till stiff peaks form.
Fold chilled lime gelatin mixture into stiffly beaten egg whites.
Whip cream till soft peaks form; fold into gelatin-egg white mixture.
Pile filling into cooled baked pastry shell.
Chill till firm.
Garnish with additional whipped cream, lime peel, chopped pistachio nuts, and lime wedges, if desired.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Lime
Cook Time: 
19 Minutes

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