Blue Heaven Sky High Key Lime Pie

Blue Heaven Sky High Key Lime Pie
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Blue Heaven is located in historic Bahama Village, and is the one-time location of Ernest Hemingway’s boxing ring. When Mrs. Hemingway decided to surprise her husband with a swimming pool at their residence on Whitehead Street, his boxing ring was moved around the corner to Blue Heaven. The factor that sets Blue Heaven’s pie apart is the sky-high mountain of meringue on top. If you want to watch a live demo of the baking process, check that out here.

8
Servings
848
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

NOTES: *Be sure the bowl and whisk used to beat the egg whites is very clean, otherwise the egg whites will not form a stiff peak.

Serving Ideas: Garnish with slice of lime.

Ingredients

Graham Cracker Crust

  • 4 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted

Filling Ingredients

  • 2 cans sweetened condensed milk, preferably Borden's
  • 1 cup Key lime juice, fresh
  • 8 egg yolks

Meringue

  • 8 egg whites*
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar

Directions

Graham Cracker Crust

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the cracker crumbs, sugar, and butter together. Line a 9-inch pie tin with the cracker mix, pressing firmly to line bottom and sides. Bake for 8 minutes.
This makes enough crust for about 4 pies

 

 

 

Filling Ingredients

Whisk the condensed milk with the lime juice and egg yolks in a stainless steel bowl. Pour into the pre-baked graham cracker shell.  Set aside while making the meringue.

Meringue

Beat the egg whites to a soft peak; add cream of tartar and continue to whip to a stiff peak. Continue whipping and add the sugar, whipping until the meringue forms stiff peaks. Decoratively add meringue on top of the custard.

Bake for 15-30 minutes at 350 degrees. Cook until the meringue has good color. Check with a wooden skewer or cake tester to be sure the custard is done.

Key Lime Pie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Key Lime Pie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
26g
40%
Sugar
113g
N/A
Saturated Fat
13g
67%
Cholesterol
210mg
70%
Protein
19g
39%
Carbs
138g
46%
Vitamin A
206µg
23%
Vitamin B12
0.9µg
15.5%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
9.9%
Vitamin C
13mg
21%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
8µg
10%
Calcium
465mg
46%
Fiber
2g
6%
Folate (food)
48µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
99µg
25%
Folic acid
30µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
13%
Magnesium
60mg
15%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
11%
Phosphorus
503mg
72%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
729mg
21%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.9mg
54.6%
Sodium
427mg
18%
Sugars, added
24g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
18.2%
Trans
0.3g
N/A
Zinc
2mg
14%