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Chilled Key Lime Pie

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  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

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

Cook Time: 
19 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2080 Calories from Fat 1119

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 126 g193.5%

Saturated Fat 69.5 g347.5%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1071.8 mg357.3%

Sodium 1317.9 mg54.9%

Total Carbohydrates 174 g58.2%

Dietary Fiber 0.81 g3.3%

Sugars 120 g

Protein 40 g79.3%

Vitamin A 18.1% Vitamin C 46.2%

Calcium 67.3% Iron 11.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Chilled Key Lime Pie Recipe