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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

Key Lime Pie with Italian Meringue cover

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

  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Jumbo egg yolks
  • Limes {Finely grated zest and juice}
  • Extra lime zest for the decoration
  • Pre-made Pie Crust

Meringue

  • Egg white
  • Icing sugar
  • Water
  • 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}.

view of the crust base

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.

view of crust base with mixture

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

view of Key Lime Pie baked

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.

closeup of italian meringue

Serve and enjoy!

Key Lime Pie with Italian Meringue cover

Key Lime Pie with Italian Meringue

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

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
 

  • 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}.
  • 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.
  • Let it cool then chill for at least 3 hours or overnight {it’s even better but I couldn’t wait LOL}.
  • 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.
Keyword italian meringue, key lime pie, lime pie, lime pie recipe
Key Lime Pie with Italian Meringue image
Key Lime Pie with Italian Meringue view
slice of Key Lime Pie with Italian Meringue served
slice of Key Lime Pie with Italian Meringue served closer view

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

If you like this recipe you might also like these: {click on the images}

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https://thecraftingnook.com/2013/12/carrot-cake-cupcakes-with-cinnamon-buttercream-frosting/

Til' next time...

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18 Comments

  1. 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! :)

  2. 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!

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. Cami, your Lime Meringue Pie is beautiful! I love pies of all kinds, and this one will go on my list to bake- I have never made meringue like yours, and I can’t wait to try. Visiting from Snickerdoodle Sunday! :)

  6. I love Key Lime pie, and would totally use the filling part of this recipe for one. I’m not a fan of meringue, but yours look delicious! This recipe totally puts me in summer mode..oh if only if would get here sooner than later.

    Tenns @ New Mama Diaries

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