The small, pale green Key lime is prized for its almost herbal aroma and pronounced acidity. The compact fruits are tart, sharp, and memorably sour--some might say borderline bitter. It's a taste sensation that works particularly well in baking and in beverages.

Recipe by Oxmoor House October 2013


Credit: Oxmoor House

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3 hrs 10 mins
Serves 8 (serving size: 1 slice)


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  • Preheat oven to 350°.

  • Combine crumbs and melted butter in a bowl. Place 1 egg white in a small bowl; stir well with a whisk until foamy. Add 2 tablespoons foamy egg white to graham cracker mixture, tossing well with a fork to combine. Discard remaining foamy egg white. Add 1 tablespoon water to graham cracker mixture; toss gently to coat. Press into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie plate coated with cooking spray. (Moisten fingers, if needed, to bring mixture together.) Bake at 350° for 8 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.

  • Place 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until well blended. Add juice and condensed milk, beating until thick; stir in rind. Spoon mixture into prepared crust. Bake at 350° for 20 minutes or until edges are set (center will not be firm but will set as it chills). Cool completely on a wire rack. Cover loosely, and chill at least 2 hours.

  • Place 3 egg whites in a bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed until foamy using clean, dry beaters.

  • Combine sugar and 2 1/2 tablespoons water in a small saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook, without stirring, until a candy thermometer registers 250°. Pour hot sugar syrup in a thin stream over egg whites, beating at high speed 2 minutes or until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over chilled pie (completely cover pie with meringue).

  • Preheat broiler.

  • Broil pie 1 minute or until meringue is lightly browned.


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Nutrition Facts

320 calories; fat 6.8g; saturated fat 2.8g; mono fat 2.3g; poly fat 1.1g; protein 9g; carbohydrates 55.5g; fiber 0.5g; cholesterol 118mg; iron 1mg; sodium 214mg; calcium 146mg.