Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Key Lime Pie A'la Caribe

Slice of key lime pie with lime slice garnish.

Summertime wow! when cooling desserts matter and are a favourite with everyone

1 baked, 9-inch pastry shell
1 envelope unflavored gelatin
4 eggs, separated
1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon grated lime peel
1 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
Green food coloring
1 cup whipping cream
Sweetened whipped cream for top
Grated lime peel, thin lime slices for garnish


Thoroughly mix gelatin, 1/2 cup of the sugar and salt in saucepan.
Beat together the egg yolks, lime juice and water; stir into gelatin mixture.
Cook over medium heat until mixture begins to boil, stirring constantly.
Remove from heat; stir in grated lime peel. Add food coloring, to tint a pale green.
Chill, stirring occasionally, until mixture mounds slightly on back of spoon.

Beat egg whites until soft peaks form; gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar.
Continue beating until stiff peaks are formed.
Fold into chilled gelatin mixture.
Whip cream and fold into mixture.
Put into cooled, baked pastry shell.
Chill until firm.

Pipe swirls of additional whipped cream. Around the edges of the pie
Place twisted lime slices all around edge of pie in each swirl;
garnish with grated lime peel.

Serves: 8

This dessert not only looks good it is good! Its a Caribbean classic.