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Florida Lime Pie

Yield one 9-inch pie

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 cup sugar, divided
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons hot water
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 baked (9-inch) graham cracker piecrust
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Lime slices (optional)

How to Make It

  1. Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored in top of a double boiler. Add 1/2 cup sugar, lime juice, water, and salt; place over boiling water. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and smooth. Cool.

  2. Beat egg whites (at room temperature) until foamy. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Fold whites into lime mixture. Pour mixture into graham cracker piecrust. Bake at 325° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Chill at least 1 hour. Garnish with whipped cream and lime slices, if desired.

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