It's Charissa's birthday! Our lovely nanny who joined our family just a few months ago has turned the ripe old age of 21! So, to celebrate her birthday and her Jamaican heritage, we are singing her birthday in with, nope, not a cake, but a pie...key lime pie to be exact! (I know it's not Jamaican but it's tropical and that's how we decided on it!)
(Prep Time: 30 minutes*/Total Time: 45 minutes. Makes 1 - 10 inch pie.)
*Prep time reduced to 15 minutes if you use bottled key lime juice
Ingredients - Crust:
1 1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 c melted butter or you can cheat and buy 1 (10 inch) pie crust
Ingredients - Filling:
1 (14 0z.) sweetened condensed milk or lite condensed milk
3 egg yolks (keep whites for meringue)
2/3 cup key lime juice (fresh or bottled)
Ingredients - Meringue:
3 egg whites
5 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon key lime juice
Directions - Filling:
Mix condensed milk and egg yolks. Add key lime juice. Mix. Pour in pie crust.
Directions - Meringue:
Combine egg whites and lime juice in a bowl. Beat until foamy with electric mixer. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time.
Beat at high speed until the white forms stiff peaks. Spoon onto filling.
Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven 10 to 15 minutes or until brown.