Key Lime Pie Recipe


  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Cup fine sugar
  • 1/4 Tablespoon salt, to taste
  • 1/3 Cup cornstarch
  • 2 Cups of water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1/3 Cup lime juice
  • 1 Tablespoon grated lime peel
  • Green food color
  • 1 Baked 9-inch pie shell


To start beat first the egg yolks and set them aside.

Then Combine the sugar, salt and cornstrach in a saucepan. Add some of the water, stir well and bring to a boil stirring constantly for about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat and add a quarter of the mixture to the egg yolks and stir to prevent the eggs from cooking. Return to hot the mixture and add some butter and lime juice stirring it well. Return the saucepan to stove and boil for 2 minutes. Remove it from heat and now add the peel and food coloring. Pour into pie shell. Put the egg whites, cream of tartar and salt in a medium bowl and beat until get s foamy.  Include to the mixture the 1/4 cup sugar and continue beating until the sugar dissolves and merengue is stiff. Cover pie filling with merengue, spreading it to the crush. Bake at 350 degrees for only 12 minutes or til is brown. Cool and serve.

Recipe posted by Lindsay

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