Try this excellent combination of rice pudding mixed with key lime together in a delicious graham cracker pie crust and topped with meringue. It’s surprisingly simple to prepare for a show stopping dessert. Make sure to use Carolina® White Rice for best results.
In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks until light and lemon colored. Blend in sweetened condensed milk. Add lime juice and mix well. Stir in cooked and cooled rice.
In another bowl beat egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy. Continue beating, adding sugar 1 tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form.
Fold 6 tablespoons of the meringue into the filling mixture. Pour into pie shell. Decorate top with remaining meringue and brown under broiler.
Key Lime pie is a delicious dessert on its own but when combined with the creamy flavor of traditional rice pudding, this dish is unstoppable.
By adding in the rice from the rice pudding, it helps to add a new texture to your favorite pie dish. Feel free to use a frozen or pre-made pie crust or make a homemade graham cracker crust. If you don’t have any key limes on hand or near you, use standard limes.
First, if you’re wondering how to separate the egg yolks from the whites, make sure to do this in a separate bowl. Crack the egg in two and let the yolk white run out but make sure to keep the egg yolk in its half. Carefully transfer the egg yolk to the other half of the shell while letting the white run out into the bowl. Place the egg yolk in the mix bowl from the shell and keep the whites separate. There are also gadgets to help with the process and it may take a little practice.
Now onto the meringue, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar by hand or with a mixer to make your life easier. It should end up with a foamy, cloud like texture. Once it has reached that point, add in the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until it begins to stiffen.
That meringue mixture will help to give the key lime pie a fluffy and light texture. Once placed on top, place the pie in the oven but make sure to monitor it closely to make sure that it does not burn but rather slightly brown.