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Irish Key Lime Meringue Pie

Servings: 6-8
Adding a little Irish Whiskey and green food coloring to this sweet and tangy key lime pie will possibly bring you "the luck of the irish" on St. Patty's Day, "to be sure now".

1 (9-inch/23 cm) pie crust, baked
3 eggs, separated
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup (125 mL) Key Lime juice (or regular lime juice)
1-2 tablespoons Irish Whiskey (optional)
Few drops green food coloring (optional)
1/2 tsp. (2 mL) cream of tartar
1/3 cup (75 mL) sugar

Bake pie crust. Let cool.

Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C).

Beat egg yolks in medium bowl. Stir in sweetened condensed milk, lime juice, irish whiskey (optional) and food color if desired. Pour into baked pie crust.

Beat egg whites with cream of tartar in small mixer bowl until soft peaks form; gradually beat in sugar, beating until stiff.

Spread meringue on top of pie, sealing carefully to edge of pie crust.

Bake in 350°F (180°C) oven 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on rack, and then chill in refrigerator. Serve chilled.

Makes 6-8 servings.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: June 9, 2003