Lime Meringue Pie

Lime Meringue Pie

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If you like lime, you will love this pie.


Ingredients:

  • 1 (9-inch) prebaked pie crust, your favorite recipe or store bought.
  • Filling:
  • 3 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 ½ cups water
  • 3 tbsps butter
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 6 drops of green food color
  • Meringue:
  • 6 tbsps granulated sugar
  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp cream of tartar

Directions:

  1. Filling: Mix sugar and cornstarch in 2 quart saucepan. Stir in water gradually. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Cook and stir 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat and stir half of the hot mixture quickly into beaten egg yolks, then blend into remaining hot mixture in saucepan. Reheat to boiling; cook and stir 1 minute.
  3. Remove from heat; stir in butter, food color and lime juice, mixing well. Pour into baked pie crust.
  4. Meringue: With electric mixer, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating until stiff and glossy. Add vanilla. Do not under beat.
  5. Spoon meringue onto hot pie filling; spread over filling, spreading meringue to edge of crust and adhering to prevent shrinking.
  6. Bake in a preheated oven at 400° on center rack of oven for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until a delicate golden brown. Cool draft free for 1 hour, then refrigerate for 3 to 4 hours before serving