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Lime Meringue Pie

No recipe image available.The delicious lime alternative to lemon meringue pie. If you like lime, you will fall in love with this pie at first bite!

Recipe Ingredients:

1 (9-inch) pie crust, your favorite recipe or store bought

Filling:
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon cornstarch
1 1/2 cups water
3 large egg yolks, beaten
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup fresh lime juice

Meringue:
3 large egg whites, room temperature
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
6 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Cooking Directions:

  1. Bake the pie crust in a preheated 350°F (175°C) oven for 25 to 30 minutes until light golden brown. Cool and set aside.
  2. For Filling: Mix sugar and cornstarch in 2-quart saucepan. Stir in water gradually. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until mixture thickens and boils. Cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir half of the hot mixture quickly into beaten egg yolks, then blend into remaining hot mixture in saucepan. Reheat to boiling; cook and stir 1 minute. Remove from heat; stir in butter and lime juice, mixing well. Pour into baked pie crust.
  3. For Meringue: With electric mixer, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating until stiff and glossy. Add vanilla. Do not under beat. Spoon meringue onto hot pie filling; spread over filling, spreading meringue to edge of crust and adhering to prevent shrinking.
  4. Bake in a preheated oven at 400°F (205°C) on center rack of oven for about 5 to 7 minutes, or until a delicate golden brown. Cool away from drafts.

Makes 8 servings.