Recipe for Americana Key Lime Pie

Ingredients

1 tablespoon unflavored gelatin (1 env.)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 each egg yolks
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1 single few drops green food color
4 each egg whites
1/2 cup sugar
1 cup heavy cream, whipped
1 each 9-in baked pastry shell
1 single pistachio nuts, chopped
1 single lime slices for garnish
1 single heavy cream, whipped, to top

Instructions

Thoroughly mix gelatin, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt in saucepan. Beat together egg yolks, lime juice, and water; stir into gelatin mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat just till mixture comes to boiling. Remove from heat; stir in grated peel. Add food coloring sparingly to tint pale green. Chill, stirring occasionally, until the mixture mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon. Beat egg whites till soft peaks form; gradually add 1/2 c sugar, beating to stiff peaks. Fold gelatin mixture into egg whites. Fold in whipped cream. Pile into cooled baked pastry shell. Chill till firm. Spread with more whipped cream; edge with grated lime peel. Sprinkle chopped pistachio nuts in center. Garnish with thinly sliced lime placed in whipped cream mounds around edge of pie.





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