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Key Lime Pie

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Ingredients
  Vanilla wafer crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 3 , separated
  Lime juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Grated lime rind 1 Teaspoon
  Sweetened condensed milk 1 Can (10 oz)
  Butter 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Chopped pecans 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Green food color 3 Drop
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 6 Teaspoon
Directions

Mix crumbs, butter and pecans thoroughly; reserve small amount for topping.
Press remaining mixture on bottom and side of 8-inch pie pan; chill for 20 minutes.
Beat egg yolks.
Add lime juice, grated rind, milk and food coloring; mix well.
Pour into pie shell.
Beat egg whites until frothy; add cream of tartar.
Beat until stiff; add sugar gradually.
Pile on pie lightly; seal edge.
Sprinkle with reserved crumb mix- ture.
Bake at 425 degrees for 4 minutes or until lightly browned.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Interest: 
Party

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