True Floridians who are lucky enough to have their own key lime tree in their yards are raised on this basic, original recipe.
1 Ritz graham cracker pie crust Brush with butter and bake 5 minutes or so - Rremove from oven and cool. (for family pies make your own crust from ground grahams) 3 eggs - separate 1 14 OZ can Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk 1/2 cup KEY LIME lime juice (We have a tree, and freeze juice in 1/2 cup containers.
When that isn't an option Publix sells key limes that work, though sometimes they are tarter)
Using an electric beater, beat yolks and sweetened condensed milk; add lime juice a little at a time until it is well incorporated, then pour into the cooled pie crust.
Cook about 15 minutes in a 400 degree oven
While pie is cooking beat egg-whites on high adding white sugar to taste - some like the meringue sweeter, others less sweet.
Remove pie from oven and top it with the meringue and return to oven until lightly browned - KEEP YOUR EYES ON THIS PART!
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