Mini Key Lime Meringue Pies

Mini Key Lime Meringue Pies
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Cook 8 mins Bake 375°F 7 mins Cool 2 hrs Broil 1 min

Ingredients

  • 3 whole eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup plus 3 tbsp sugar
  • 2/3 cup Key lime juice (such as Nellie & Joe's)
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 pkg Keebler Ready Crust mini graham cracker piecrusts (6)
  • 1/8 teaspoon cream of tartar

Make It

1. In a small heavy-bottomed pot, combine whole eggs, 1 cup of the sugar, the Key lime juice and butter over medium heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until mixture reaches 175 degrees and coats the back of a spoon, about 8 minutes. Be careful not to heat mixture above that temperature or it will curdle. Pour into a bowl through a mesh strainer. Cool completely, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until using.

2. Heat oven to 375 degrees . Beat 1 of the egg whites. Place pie shells on a baking sheet and brush with egg white. Bake at 375 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes or until golden-brown. Cool completely on a baking rack.

3. Fill cooled piecrusts with cooled lime curd. Cover gently with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.

4. Heat broiler to HIGH. With a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment, combine remaining 3 egg whites and the cream of tartar. Beat on high until soft peaks form. With machine running, pour in remaining 3 tbsp sugar and beat on high until stiff peaks form. Do not over-beat. Spoon meringue onto pies, using back of spoon to create texture. (Alternately, pipe meringue in a continuous spiral around curd.) Broil on HIGH for 30 seconds to 1 minute, about 7 inches from the top, until meringue is golden.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 326, Fat, total (g): 15, chol. (mg): 126, sat. fat (g): 7, carb. (g): 46, fiber (g): , pro. (g): 7, sodium (mg): 199, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.