Did you know that Key Lime Pie is the “official pie” of Florida?In 2006, Florida legislaturenamed Key lime pie the “Official Pie of the State of Florida.”
Heirloom Key Lime Pie Recipe
In a bowl, combine 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs, 1/3 cup sifted confectioners’ sugar, and 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled.
Press the mixture into a pie plate to form a crust, bake in a 350-degree-F.
oven for 10 minutes until lightly browned, then cool on rack.
Beat 4 egg yolks until light in color, stir in one 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk, 1/4 cup lime juice, 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar, then another 1/4 cup lime juice. Spoon into shell and bake at 325 degrees F. until it sets, about 10 to 15 minutes. Freeze for at least 3 hours.
Beat 4 egg whites with 1/4 cup sugar until stiff. Spread over pie, and bake in 450 degree F. oven until meringue is golden.
Source: –The Key West Cook Book (1949)