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Luscious Lime Pie

Yield two 9-inch pies

Ingredients

  • 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

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

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