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Lime Pie

Ingredients

  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 (14 oz) can Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 C. lime juice
  • several drops green food coloring-optional
  • 1 (9 inch) unbaked pie crust
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/3 C. sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 325º.
  2. With mixer, beat egg yolks in medium size bowl; gradually beat in Eagle Brand and lime juice. Stir in food coloring, if desired.
  3. Pour into pie crust. Bake 30 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile for meringue, clean beaters, beat egg whites with cream of tartar to soft peaks. Gradually beat in sugar one T. at a time. Beat 4 minutes longer or till stiff, glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  5. Remove pie from oven. Increase oven temperature to 350′.
  6. Immediately spread meringue over hot pie, carefully sealing edges of crust.
  7. Bake 15 minutes.
  8. Cool 1 hour. Chill at least 3 hours.
  9. Store leftovers covered in refrigerator.

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