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
656
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
29g
41%
Sugar
24g
27%
Saturated Fat
6g
25%
Cholesterol
2mg
1%
Carbohydrate, by difference
94g
72%
Protein
7g
15%
Vitamin A, RAE
1µg
0%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
22µg
24%
Calcium, Ca
240mg
24%
Choline, total
18mg
4%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Folate, total
69µg
17%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
25mg
8%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
4mg
29%
Phosphorus, P
122mg
17%
Selenium, Se
3µg
5%
Sodium, Na
614mg
41%
Water
26g
1%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.