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Title: Americana Key Lime Pie
Categories: Dessert Pie
Yield: 6 Servings

1tbGelatin, unflavored (1 env.)
1/2cLime juice
1tsLime peel, grated
4 Egg whites
1cCream, heavy, whipped
  Pistachio nuts; chopped
  Cream, heavy, whipped, to to
4 Egg yolks
  Few drops green food color
1 Pie shell, 9-in baked
  Lime slices for garnish

Thoroughly mix gelatin, 1/2 cup sugar, and salt in saucepan. Beat together egg yolks, lime juice, and water; stir into gelatin mixture. Cook and stir over medium heat just till mixture comes to boiling. Remove from heat; stir in grated peel. Add food coloring sparingly to tint pale green. Chill, stirring occasionally, until the mixture mounds slightly when dropped from a spoon. Beat egg whites till soft peaks form; gradually add 1/2 c sugar, beating to stiff peaks. Fold gelatin mixture into egg whites. Fold in whipped cream. Pile into cooled baked pastry shell. Chill till firm. Spread with more whipped cream; edge with grated lime peel. Sprinkle chopped pistachio nuts in center. Garnish with thinly sliced lime placed in whipped cream mounds around edge of pie. Source: Better Homes & Gardens Dessert Cookbook. "A spectacular from the famous Miami hotel!"