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Microwave Cooked Lime Pie

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Ingredients
  9 inch pie shell 1 , microwaved
  Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs), divided
  Egg yolks 3 , slightly beaten
  Butter/Margarine 2 Tablespoon
  Lime juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Green food color 3 Drop
Meringue:
  Cream of tartar 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Sugar 5 Tablespoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Arrange the ingredients and prepare them for cooking.

MAKING
2) In mixing bowl or 1 1/2 to 2-qt casserole, add sugar, cornstarch, salt and 1/4 cup water.
3) Add remaining water.
Microwave at High 5 1/2 to 6 minutes, or until thickened and clear, stirring every 2 minutes.
4) Mix a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks.
5) Blend into remaining hot mixture.
6) Microwave at High 1 minute.
7) Add butter, juice and coloring.
8) Let it cool slightly; pour into shell.
9) In a small mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft mounds form.
10) Add sugar, a tablespoon at a time, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form.
11) Spread over filling, sealing to crust edge.
12) Sprinkle lightly with graham cracker crumbs, if desired.
13) Reduce power to 50% (Medium).
14) Microwave 3 to 6 minutes, or until meringue is set, rotating 1/2 turn after half the time.
15) Keep in refrigerator.

SERVING
16) Serve the pie either cold or warm cut into pieces.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Continental
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Lime
Interest: 
Everyday
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes

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