Bubba's Key Lime Pie

Total Time:
37 min
Prep:
15 min
Cook:
22 min

Yield:
6 to 8 servings, depending on size of slices
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 -1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • Filling:
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup Key lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 egg yolks
  • Meringue:
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
Directions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

For the crust: Combine ingredients and pat down into a 9-inch pie pan. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes.

For the filling: In a medium bowl, combine the milk, lime juice, and 1 teaspoon zest; blend in the egg yolks. Pour the filling into the crust.

For the meringue: Beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in the sugar and zest until the mixture is stiff. Spread the meringue over the filling; spread it to touch the edge of the crust all around. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until the meringue is golden brown.


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