Chilled Key Lime Pie
|Unflavored gelatin||1 Tablespoon (1 Envelope)|
|Sugar||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|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|
|Whipping cream||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Baked 9-inch pastry shell||1 , cooled|
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.