Fluffy Key Lime Pie

A classic dessert takes an easy turn with Pillsbury® refrigerated pie crust.

  • prep time 30 min
  • total time 3 hr 45 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    340
    (
    Calories from Fat
    160),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    18g
    18%
    (Saturated Fat
    9g,
    9%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    140mg
    140%;
    Sodium
    170mg
    170%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    39g
    39%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    27g
    27%
    ),
    Protein
    5g
    5%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    10%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    4%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    2 1/2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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