In my many family trips to Florida, I've had key lime pie from many restaurants, and each one is different. I wanted to create my own spin on the pie to make it my signature dessert. Whipped egg whites in the filling make it light and mousse-like, sweet raspberries balance the tart filling, and coconut and cashews add additional tropical character. Garnish with fresh raspberries and toasted shredded coconut if desired. —Elise Easterling, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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VERIFIED BY Taste of Home Test Kitchen
- 3 large egg whites
- 18 whole graham crackers, crushed (about 2-1/2 cups)
- 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/2 cup unsalted cashews, finely chopped
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 2 cans (14 ounces each) sweetened condensed milk
- 3/4 cup Key lime juice
- 6 large egg yolks
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 can (13.66 ounces) coconut milk
- 1 cup heavy whipping cream
- 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/2 cup seedless raspberry jam
- Fresh raspberries and toasted flaked coconut, optional
- Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350°.
- In a large bowl, mix crushed crackers, brown sugar and cashews; stir in melted butter. Press onto bottom and 2 in. up sides of a greased 9-in. springform pan.
- In a large bowl, mix condensed milk, lime juice and egg yolks until blended. With clean beaters, beat egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high after each addition until sugar is dissolved. Continue beating until stiff peaks form. Fold into milk mixture; pour into crust.
- Bake 25-30 minutes or until filling is set. Cool 4 hours on a wire rack. Refrigerate 6 hours or overnight, covering when cold.
- Spoon cream layer from top of coconut milk into a large bowl (discard remaining liquid). Add whipping cream and confectioners' sugar to bowl; beat until stiff peaks form.
- Spread jam over pie. If desired, top with raspberries and coconut. Serve with coconut cream. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Lime-Raspberry Pie with Coconut Cream in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2017, p194