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Avocado Lime Pie With Meringue

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Avocadoes have all three key anti-oxidants vitamins A, C, and especially E. I like avocaodes simple and fresh "on the half-shell". Here is a dessert recipe, which uses fresh avocado and lime juice, as the main ingredients.
  Avocado 1 , pureed
  Fresh lime juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (About 5 Limes)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Eggs 4 , lightly beaten
  Grated lime peel 1 Tablespoon
  9 inch baked pie shell 1
For meringue
  Egg whites 4 (Room Temperature)
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)

In a saucepan blend; sugar, cornstarch, and salt; gradually stir in water. Stir to boiling over medium heat and boil 1/2 minute. Gradually beat half of hot mixture into egg yolks; then return to saucepan. Stir and boil 1 minute longer. Remove from heat and stir in lime peel. Blend in avocado puree. Turn into pie shell. Top with Meringue. Bake in 350F (moderate) oven for 10 to 15 minutes until golden. Makes one 9-inch pie.

Allow to mellow at room temperature for about 30 minutes before unmolding.

Meringue: Beat 4 egg whites (at room temeprature), 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar, and 1/8 teaspoon salt into foamy. Continue beating gradually adding 1/2 cup sugar, until stiff, but not dry.

Note: Lemon peel and juice may be substituted for lime. Also, the avocado filling may be turned into 8 baked 4 and 1/2 X 1 and 1/4 inch tart shells for individual desserts. For very high meringues, double the meringue recipe.

From Page 289 of The New Greengrocer Cookbook by Pete Carcione
For more information visit: TheGreenGrocerCookbook.Com
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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 3458 Calories from Fat 893

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 104 g159.9%

Saturated Fat 29.5 g147.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 845.9 mg282%

Sodium 2126.6 mg88.6%

Total Carbohydrates 593 g197.6%

Dietary Fiber 17 g67.8%

Sugars 414.5 g

Protein 50 g100.9%

Vitamin A 26.3% Vitamin C 161.1%

Calcium 92.7% Iron 30.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Avocado Lime Pie With Meringue Recipe