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FLORIDA KEY LIME PIE

Category:    Pies, Desserts
Yield:8 servings
 
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  1 1/4 c  Graham cracker crumbs             1/3 c  Butter,melted
      2 tb Sugar                         

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      5 ea Large egg yolks                     2 tb Coarsely grated lime peel
    1/2 c  Freshly squeezed lime juice     2 1/2 c  Heavy cream
    1/3 c  Sugar                               1 ea Small lime,sliced,optional
    1/8 ts Salt                           
 
  Prepare crust: Heat oven to 375 degrees.In 9" pie plate combine graham
  cracker crumbs and 2 tbsp. sugar;stir in butter until blended. Press
  mixture firmly and evenly over bottom and sides of pie plate; bake 10
  minutes until browned.Cool completely on wire rack. Prepare filling: In top
  of double boiler using wire whisk,beat egg yolks,lime juice,1/3 cup sugar
  and salt until well blended.Set over simmering water;cook about 5
  minutes,stirring constantly until mixture is thick enough to coat back of
  metal spoon.Remove from heat; stir in 1 tbsp. grated lime peel.Refrigerate
  mixture about 45 minutes until cool.Meanwhile,in large bowl with electric
  mixer at medium speed,beat cream until soft peaks form.Set 1 cup whipped
  cream aside for garnish;fold cooled lime mixture into remaining cream.Spoon
  filling into prepared crust;refrigerate at least 2 hours until set. To
  serve: Spoon remaining whipped cream decoratively over top of pie; sprinkle
  cream with remaining 1 tbsp. lime peel.Garnish with lime slices,if desired.
 

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