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Florida Surprise Key Lime Pie

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Servings: 8
Categories: Chocolate / Desserts / Pies & Pastries

Ingredients:
    fudge layer:
1/2  c  chocolate fudge topping
2/3  c  chopped macadamia nuts
    filling:
1  t  unflavored gelatin
1/4  c  water
1  c  granulated sugar
1/4  c  cornstarch
1  c  milk
    egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/3  c  key lime juice
1/4  c  butter flavored crisco
1  c  dairy sour cream
    topping:
2  c  whipping cream
1/4  c  confectioners sugar
    chocolate shavings

Directions:
9-inch single crust pie dough. This recipe comes from the American Pie Celebration cookbook put out by Crisco.This recipe won for the state of Florida,and went on to compete in the national bake-off. Heat oven to 425. For crust prepare dough according to recipe on crisco can. Decorate edge as desired. Prick bottom and sides thoroughly with fork (50 times) to prevent shrinkage. Bake at 425 for 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown; cool. For fudge layer,spread fudge topping over bottom of crust. Heat topping gently if too thick to spread. Sprinkle with nuts. For filling, soften gelatin in water in top of double boiler. Place over boiling water. Stir until dissolved. Combine sugar and cornstarch in 2 quart saucepan. Stir in milk until smooth. Stir in egg yolks and lime juice. Add butter flavor crisco. Cook,stirring constantly on medium heat until mixture comes to a boil. Boil one minute. Remove from heat. Stir in gelatin mixture slowly. Pour into large bowl. Chill 40-50 minutes. Fold in sour cream. Pour into baked pie shell. Chill 2 hours. For topping, combine whipping cream and confectioners sugar. Beat until stiff. Pile on top of pie. Garnish with chocolate shavings. By "Lloyd A. Carver" <lloyd2@mindspring.com> on Jan 5, 1996


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