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How to make the perfect vanilla meringue pie with decadent key lime

Updated on July 27, 2013

Meringue lifts up during the baking process

Key Lime Pie, creamy filling and fluffy meringue topping

This pie will surely delight your friends and families at the next summer get-together. Quick and easy meringue pie with a short baking time. Who said meringue was too difficult to create at home?

4.5 stars from 2 ratings of Vanilla Meringue Pie with key lime

Tip!

I always add extra key lime juice for extra decadent flavor!

Ingredients for filling and meringue

  • 1 Bag Key Limes (for 4 ounces juice), cut in half for juicing
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk, 14 ounces
  • 4 egg yolks, save the whites
  • 1 graham cracker crust, pre-made
  • 5 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, not imitation

Tip!

Substitute Splenda to reduce calories, but retain sweetness.

Graham cracker crust

You can buy a pre-made crust at the store and pour your filling directly in to it. Bake it in the oven-proof tray it comes in.

If you would like to make your own crust, here is a simple recipe:

  • mix 1 1/2 cups crumbled graham crackers,
  • 1/2 cup sugar, and
  • 1/2 stick melted butter.

Fill the bottom of a 9" pie pan with graham cracker mixture.

Bake at 350 degrees for 2 minutes until brown.

Add filling and follow directions to finish baking the pie.


The egg whites brown during the baking process

Step-by-Step

  1. Squeeze key lime halves in a garlic or lemon press to get 4 ounces of juice
  2. In a mixing bowl, stir together key lime juice, sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, butter, and sugar.
  3. Pour mixture in to pre-made graham cracker crust.
  4. To make the meringue, beat egg whites until frothy.
  5. Add cream of tartar.
  6. Whip until stiff.
  7. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time.
  8. Add vanilla.
  9. When blended, spread on pie.

Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until brown

Prep time: 15 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 35 min
Yields: Serves about 4-6 people depending on the slice.

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    • CraftytotheCore profile imageAUTHOR

      CraftytotheCore 

      4 years ago

      Thank you so much Flourish! It's one of my favorite sweets.

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      4 years ago from USA

      This looks delicious with its perfect meringue top and homemade key lime filling. I can almost taste it now. Voted up, five stars!

    • CraftytotheCore profile imageAUTHOR

      CraftytotheCore 

      4 years ago

      Hi Moonlake! It was pretty easy. I'm not much of a pie baker at all usually, but I do love pie.

    • moonlake profile image

      moonlake 

      4 years ago from America

      This looks really good. I wish I had seen it a couple weeks ago our son wanted key lime pie for his birthday I would have made this one. Voted up.

    • CraftytotheCore profile imageAUTHOR

      CraftytotheCore 

      5 years ago

      Thank you! It's really easy to make too. I am not much of a pie baker at all, but this one is easy enough!

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      Nicole Danielle 

      5 years ago

      Sounds Delicious! Voted and Shared :)

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