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Homemade Key Lime Pie Recipe

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This Key Lime Pie is made with cooked filling and a meringue topping.


  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup key lime juice
  • finely grated peel of 1 lime
  • 1 pie shell, 9-inch, baked
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 5 tablespoons sugar


Separate eggs; set whites aside. Beat egg yolks in a small mixing bowl.

In a saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt; gradually stir in the water. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened. Gradually stir about 1/3 of the mixture into the beaten egg yolks; stir mixture into the remaining hot mixture in the pan. Continue cooking over low heat, stirring, two minutes. Stir in the butter, lime juice and peel and cool slightly. Pour into the baked pastry shell and cool. Top with meringue and brown in the oven.

Meringue Topping:
Beat egg whites until light and frothy. Add the 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar and continue beating until the whites are stiff enough to hold a peak. Gradually beat in 5 tablespoons sugar and beat until the meringue is stiff and glossy.

Pile the meringue lightly on cooled pie filling, spreading it until it all the way to edges of the pastry to prevent the meringue shrinking. Bake in a preheated 425° oven until the top is brown, 5-6 minutes.

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 5 out of 5
Thank You for recipe, Member simurgl

Great recipe! All described very accurately and exactly. I would like to find a recipe without using a condenced milk there...and voila - it is! Very simple, quick, but so delicious! Thank You for this again and again from Russia. God save the South!

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