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Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Key Lime Pie

I really had no idea that there were such things as actual Key limes until I made this recipe!  All my life, I just thought it was a lime pie named after the Florida Keys!  I sheepishly came to find out that key limes are a smaller and tangier version of a regular lime.  I found them next to the lemons and limes in the produce section.

Ingredients
1 can (14 oz) fat-free sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup egg substitute
1/2 cup fresh Key lime juice
2 tsp. Key lime zest
1 (6 oz.) reduced fat, ready-made graham cracker crust
1 (8 oz.) container fat-free frozen whipped topping, thawed
Lime peel strips for garnish

Whisk together first 4 ingredients until well blended.  Pour mixture into pie crust.  
Place the pie on a baking sheet and bake at 350 for 17 minutes or until pie is set.  
Remove from baking sheet and let cool for 1 hour.
Chill 3-24 hours.  Top with whipped topping and lime peel garnish just before serving. 

*Regular lime juice and zest may be substituted if you can't find Key limes.  Your pie just won't be as tangy.

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