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Key Lime Pie

with Cookie Crust
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Key Lime Pie

Key Lime Pie - A special accompaniment to dessert or coffee

Difficulty:
moderate
Difficulty
Preparation:
50 min.
Preparation
ready in 1 hr 30 min.
Ready in
Calories:
292
calories
Calories
0
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Ingredients

for
12
pieces
6 ounces
4 ounces
5
1 ¾ cups
sweetened Condensed milk (9% fat)
5
1 pinch
2 ounces
1 pinch
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Preparation

Kitchen utensils

1 Small pot, 1 Springform pan, 1 Bowl, 1 Measuring cups, 1 Cutting board, 1 Small knife, 1 Tablespoon, 1 Fine grater, 1 Hand mixer, 1 Piping bag, 1 Citrus juicer, 1 Freezer bag, 1 Pastry tip (star shape), 1 Meat mallet, 1 pie plate, 1 Ladle

Preparation steps

1.
Key Lime Pie preparation step 1

Put butter cookies in a freezer bag and finely crumble with a meat mallet (or other heavy object).

2.
Key Lime Pie preparation step 2

Melt butter over low heat and mix with cookie crumbs. Press crumb mixture into bottom and partway up side of a greased pie dish (24 cm or approximately 10 inches in diameter). Refrigerate for 15 minutes.

3.
Key Lime Pie preparation step 3

Separate eggs. Beat yolks and condensed milk with a hand mixer until fluffy and thick, about 7 minutes.

4.
Key Lime Pie preparation step 4

Rinse 3 limes in hot water, wipe dry and finely grate zest. Squeeze 125 ml (approximately 1/2 cup) juice from limes. Add juice and lime zest to egg yolk mixture and beat to combine.

5.
Key Lime Pie preparation step 5

Pour filling into crumb crust. Bake on lowest rack of preheated oven at 180°C (fan not recommended, gas: mark 2-3) until crust is golden brown and filling is set in the middle, about 25 minutes..

6.
Key Lime Pie preparation step 6

Meanwhile, beat 2 egg whites (reserve the rest for another use) and salt until stiff. Sprinkle in sugar gradually and continue to beat until shiny and stiff (meringue), 3-4 minutes. Beat in baking powder. Place meringue in a piping bag fitted with a star tip.

7.
Key Lime Pie preparation step 7

Remove pie from oven and pipe meringue decoratively on top. Bake on lowest rack of preheated oven at 250°C (fan not recommended, gas: highest mark) (approximately 475°F) until browned, 2-3 minutes. Let cool completely before serving. 

Health information

Exact nutritional values of this recipe  
Nutritions
1 piece contains
(Percentage of daily recommendation)
Calorie292 kcal(14 %)
Protein6 g(6 %)
Fat15 g(13 %)
Carbohydrates32 g(21 %)
Sugar added24 g(96 %)
Roughage1.5 g(5 %)
Vitamin A0.2 mg(25 %)
Vitamin D0.6 μg(3 %)
Vitamin E3 mg(25 %)
Vitamin B₁0.2 mg(20 %)
Vitamin B₂0.3 mg(27 %)
Niacin2.5 mg(21 %)
Vitamin B₆0.1 mg(7 %)
Folate19 μg(6 %)
Pantothenic acid0.7 mg(12 %)
Biotin8.1 μg(18 %)
Vitamin B₁₂0.4 μg(13 %)
Vitamin C3 mg(3 %)
Potassium190 mg(5 %)
Calcium111 mg(11 %)
Magnesium26 mg(9 %)
Iron1.4 mg(9 %)
Iodine10 μg(5 %)
Zinc1 mg(13 %)
Saturated fatty acids6.4 g
Uric acid10 mg
Cholesterol141 mg
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