Key Lime Pie with Italian Meringue

I learned how to make this Key Lime Pie with Italian Meringue when I was a teen LOL. And it’s been one of my friends favorite. Actually I was honored when one of them {a special one} said that mine was the best one he had ever tried LOL. That was a great compliment since he as a huge fan of Lime pies LOL. Anyway, I made this recipe after many years out of the baking mood and it turned out great {thankfully!}.

Key Lime Pie with Italian Meringue

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This recipe is super easy to make. This time I didn’t make the crust, I just bought it and it was quite good actually =D. So the whole recipe took me about 50 min or so to have it ready.

Ingredients:

Pie

  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 2 jumbo egg yolks
  • 3 limes {Finely grated zest and juice}
  • Some extra lime zest for the decoration
  • 1 Pre-made Pie Crust

Meringue

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup of icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of sugar

Directions:

Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC 350ºF.

In a blender mix the egg yolks and the condensed milk for 3 minutes then add the zest and mix for 3-5 more minutes. The mixture will turn very thick and hot {fun chemical reactions}.

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Pour the filling into the crust base then put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until it puffs up and become a bit golden.

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Let it cool then chill for at least 3 hours or overnight {it’s even better but I couldn’t wait LOL}.

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For the meringue:

In a bowl of a stand mixer with the wire whisk attached, place the egg white and whip it on medium-high speed. Make sure the bowl is dry and clean.

In a small pan, heat the water and the regular sugar to create caramel sauce. It will gradually become thicker. You will know when it’s ready when you take some of it with a skimmer and blow softly and you see bubbles going through the wholes of the skimmer. =D. Turn off the heat.

When the egg white is at soft peaks, add the icing sugar and mix for 3 minutes and pour the hot caramel into the beating egg white very slowly and steady. After all of the sugar mixture is added, increase the speed to high and beat until the bowl is cool to the touch. It could take about 5-10 minutes. You can check out a more detailed recipe for Italian Meringue HERE.

Place the meringue on top of the pie the quickly. Once the meringue sets up, it’s hard to work with it. If this ever happens, you just need to put it back into the mixer and whip until stiff peaks form again.

To decorate, I used the back of a tablespoon and I pressed it against the meringue and pushed it up many times all over the meringue. It forms those cute peaks. The final touch was extra lime zest spread all over the pie.

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Serve and enjoy!

Key Lime Pie with Italian Meringue

This Key Lime Pie with Italian Meringue is AH-MAZING! And so super easy to make too. A perfect dessert for any get together!
Course Desserts
Cuisine Traditional
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 8
Author Camila Rojas

Ingredients

  • Pie
  • 1 tin condensed milk
  • 2 jumbo egg yolks
  • 3 limes {Finely grated zest and juice}
  • Some extra lime zest for the decoration
  • 1 Pre-made Pie Crust
  • Meringue
  • 1 egg white
  • 1/2 cup of icing sugar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup of sugar

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the oven to 180ºC 350ºF.
  2. In a blender mix the egg yolks and the condensed milk for 3 minutes then add the zest and mix for 3-5 more minutes. The mixture will turn very thick and hot {fun chemical reactions}.
  3. Pour the filling into the crust base then put it in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until it puffs up and become a bit golden.
  4. Let it cool then chill for at least 3 hours or overnight {it’s even better but I couldn't wait LOL}.
  5. For the meringue:
  6. In a bowl of a stand mixer with the wire whisk attached, place the egg white and whip it on medium-high speed. Make sure the bowl is dry and clean.
  7. In a small pan, heat the water and the regular sugar to create caramel sauce. It will gradually become thicker. You will know when it’s ready when you take some of it with a skimmer and blow softly and you see bubbles going through the wholes of the skimmer. =D. Turn off the heat.
  8. When the egg white is at soft peaks, add the icing sugar and mix for 3 minutes and pour the hot caramel into the beating egg white very slowly and steady. After all of the sugar mixture is added, increase the speed to high and beat until the bowl is cool to the touch. It could take about 5-10 minutes. You can check out a more detailed recipe for Italian Meringue HERE.
  9. Place the meringue on top of the pie the quickly. Once the meringue sets up, it’s hard to work with it. If this ever happens, you just need to put it back into the mixer and whip until stiff peaks form again.
  10. To decorate, I used the back of a tablespoon and I pressed it against the meringue and pushed it up many times all over the meringue. It forms those cute peaks. The final touch was extra lime zest spread all over the pie.

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What do you think? Have you made Lime pies before? What’s your technique???

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My name is Camila Rojas but everyone call me Cami. I'm a mommy, blogger, baker, do it yourselfer, crafter and graphic designer. Owner and founder of The Crafting Nook {formerly TitiCrafty} and TCN Design Studio: web design for bloggers. Join me on my crazy adventures!

18 Comments at Key Lime Pie with Italian Meringue

  1. Camila

    Um I have to have this in my tummy!! Looks beautiful Cami!!

    1. Camila

      Thank you so much Girly!!! It was good indeed!
      XOXO

  2. Camila

    Cami this looks SO good!! I’ve pinned it and am totally going to try it. Pie is my favorite dessert and my mouth is watering☺ I love your blog, and I too love it when people comment back. It makes my entire day. Thanks for sharing!–♥Angie http://www.feelthejoyinthejourney.blogspot.com

  3. Camila

    I love lime pies more than anything! This looks amazing! We will be featuring this tomorrow on Tasty Tuesday at Craft Dictator! Come on over and check it out tomorrow http://www.craftdictator.com!

  4. Camila

    This looks delicious! I havent made a Pie like this before..but Pinned to try soon! =)

  5. Camila

    Oh…my…Lord, this sounds heavenly! This is my kind of dessert! :) Thanks for linking up at Sweet & Savoury Sunday, this is one of my favorites! :)

  6. Camila

    This looks absolutely divine! As a rule I tend to love anything that condensed milk in it. Pinning!

  7. Camila

    I have to say, this looks DELISH!! Thanks for linking it up to last weeks party :-)

  8. Camila

    I love limes, this is so exciting for me, thanks for sharing :)

  9. Camila

    Oh, I love lime pies! I will have to try this recipe – it’s making my mouth water just looking at the pictures :) Pinning!
    Visiting from Creative Geekery’s pin-it party!

  10. Camila

    Oh Yum Cami! That looks amazing! I love the added lime zest on top, it really makes it pop and look so professional! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  11. Camila

    Yummy! I’d like a slice! Thanks for sharing at Submarine Sunday!

  12. Camila

    This looks really good, and you have some fabulous photography. Thank you for sharing with us at the Weekend Block Party. I hope you’ll join us again this week!

  13. Camila