Authentic Florida Key Lime Pie

1- 8 inch pre-baked pie crust
4 egg yolks
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/2 c. fresh Key Lime juice
The zest of one key lime

Meringue:

4 egg whites
4 tbsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. cream of tartar
Pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Beat egg yolks at high speed 5 minutes. Add condensed milk, beat at low speed 1 minute. Add cream of tartar, then lime juice and zest. Beat until smooth. Spoon into crust. Bake 15 minutes or until set. Cool to room temperature. Refrigerate at least 6 hours.

Preheat oven to 500 degrees.

Meringue: Heat egg whites in a double boiler with the 4 tablespoons sugar, stirring frequently to 110 degrees. Beat at high speed until stiff peaks. Spread over filling, sealing to crust. Bake at 500 degrees for 3-5 minutes or until nicely browned. Chill at least 2 hours.

NOTE: This is an authentic Florida recipe. BUT, if key lime are unavailable in your area you can still make it with regular limes. The flavor will not be the same…but it will still taste good.

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