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So Fine Key Lime Pie

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Ingredients
For key lime pie
  Unflavored gelatin 2 Teaspoon
  Lime juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Bottled Rose'S)
  Whole egg 1 Large
  Egg white 1 Large (Reserve White To Make Meringue)
  Fat free sweetened condensed milk 14 Ounce (1 Can)
  Evaporated skim milk 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chilled
  Grated lime zest 1 Teaspoon
  Crumb pie crust/One 9-inch ready-prepared reduced-fat graham cracker crust 1
  Meringues 10
  Fresh lime slices 10 (Extra Thin)
For miniature meringues
  Egg white 1 Large
  Salt 1 Pinch
  Sugar 4 Tablespoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄4 Teaspoon
Directions

1. Pie: In small bowl sprinkle gelatin over lime juice. Let stand until softened, 5 minutes. Stir to dissolve gelatin.
2. In large heat-resistant bowl beat whole egg and yolk with electric mixer until thick and lemon colored, about 5 minutes. Add gelatin mixture and condensed milk. Beat on low speed just to mix.
3. In medium saucepan bring 2 cups water to simmer over medium-high heat. Place bowl with egg mixture over saucepan, making sure water does not touch bottom of bowl. Stir egg mixture over simmering water until heated through and thickened, about 10 minutes. Do not let egg mixture boil.
4. Remove bowl from over saucepan. Cool mixture in bowl. Refrigerate just until mixture begins to set. Beat again with mixer at high speed until light and creamy.
5. In small bowl, beat chilled evaporated skim milk with electric mixer until double in volume. Fold into gelatin mixture with lime zest, if using, until thoroughly combined.
6. Pour mixture into pie crust. Refrigerate until set.
7. Meringues: Preheat oven to 275°. Cover baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. In medium bowl beat egg white and salt until stiff peaks form. Beat in 3 tablespoons of the sugar gradually until very stiff. Fold in remaining tablespoon sugar and vanilla.
8. Spoon meringue mixture into a sealable plastic bag. Seal. Snip about 1/4 inch diagonally from one bottom corner. Squeeze bag gently over prepared baking sheet to force out small dollops of meringue, 3/4 inch in diameter. Make dollops until mixture is all used.
9. Bake meringues 40 minutes until dry to touch and lightly colored. With spatula, lift meringues from paper while still warm. Store in airtight container at room temperature or freeze tightly in sealed freezer bag. Use as desired.
10. To serve, arrange lime slices around pie Top each lime slice with a meringue.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Occasion: 
Wedding
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Ready In: 
85 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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