Luscious Lime Pie

Oxmoor House
two 9-inch pies

Ingredients

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1 1/2 envelopes unflavored gelatin
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 eggs, separated
3/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons water
1 1/2 teaspoons grated lime rind
4 to 5 drops green food coloring
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup whipping cream, whipped
2 baked (9-inch) coconut piecrusts
3/4 cup whipping cream, whipped

Preparation

Combine gelatin, 3/4 cup sugar, and salt in a large saucepan. Beat egg yolks, lime juice, and water together; stir into gelatin mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat; stir in lime rind and food coloring. Chill, stirring occasionally, until mixture begins to thicken.

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until foamy. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold into chilled gelatin mixture. Fold in 3/4 cup whipped cream.

Pour mixture into piecrusts. Chill until firm. Garnish with 3/4 cup whipped cream before serving.

Created date

February 2010