Fluffy Key Lime Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 box Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crusts, softened as directed on box 
  • 1 package unflavored gelatin
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 4 pasteurized eggs, separated
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime peel
  • 2 drops green food color
  • 1 cup whipping (heavy) cream
  • Sweetened whipped cream, if desired

Instructions

1_ Heat oven to 450°F. Make pie crust as directed on box for One-Crust Baked Shell using 9-inch glass pie pan. Bake 9 to 11 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.

2_ Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, combine gelatin, 1/2 cup of the sugar, the lime juice, water and egg yolks. Cook over medium heat 6 to 7 minutes, stirring constantly, until mixture boils and thickens slightly. Remove from heat; stir in lime peel and food color. Pour mixture into large bowl. Refrigerate until mixture mounds slightly, about 45 minutes.

3_ In large bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add remaining 1/2 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. In small bowl, beat whipping cream until stiff peaks form.


4_ Gently stir egg whites and whipped cream into cooled lime mixture. Spoon into cooled baked shell. Refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Serve topped with sweetened whipped cream. Store in refrigerator.

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