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Key Lime Pie

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  Unflavored gelatin 1 Teaspoon
  Cold water 2 Tablespoon
  Lime juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg yolks 2
  Fat free sweetened condensed milk 14 Ounce
  Graham cracker crust 1
  Egg whites 3
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)

Preheat oven to 325°.
Sprinkle gelatin over cold water in a small bowl; set aside.
Combine lime juice and egg yolks in a small heavy saucepan; cook over medium-low heat 10 minutes or until slightly thick and very hot (180°), stirring constantly (do not boil).
Add softened gelatin to lime juice mixture; cook 1 minute, stirring until gelatin dissolves.
Place pan in a large ice-filled bowl; stir gelatin mixture 3 minutes or until mixture reaches room temperature (do not allow gelatin mixture to set).
Strain gelatin mixture into a medium bowl; discard any solids.
Gradually add milk, stirring with a whisk until blended (mixture will be very thick); spoon mixture into Graham Cracker Crust, and spread evenly.
Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and salt at high speed of an electric mixer until foamy.
Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form.
Spread evenly over filling, sealing to edge of crust.
Bake at 325° for 25 minutes; let cool 1 hour on a wire rack.
Chill 3 hours or until set.
Cut with a sharp knife dipped in hot water.
Garnish with lime slices, if desired.

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South American

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Key Lime Pie Recipe