Agave-Sweetened Lime Pie

Agave-Sweetened Lime Pie

Serves 6 to 8

Agave nectar, an alternative sweetener made from the agave plant, sweetens this take on classic key lime pie. Be sure to chill this pie overnight so that its creamy custard sets.

Ingredients: 
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup lime juice, strained
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 2/3 cup agave nectar
  • 2 teaspoons unflavored powdered gelatin, dissolved in 3 tablespoons water
  • 1 (9-inch) prepared graham cracker crust pie shell (in pie pan)
  • 2 tablespoons Whipped cream
  • Thinly sliced limes for garnish
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Method: 

Whisk together cornstarch and 1 1/2 cups water in a medium pot. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thickened. Stir in butter then remove pot from heat and stir in lime juice and zest.

Put eggs into a medium bowl and whisk in about 1/3 cup of the hot lime juice mixture to temper them. Whisk egg mixture back into pot with remaining lime juice mixture and cook over low heat, stirring gently but constantly, until thickened, about 5 minutes.

Remove pot from heat and stir in agave nectar and dissolved gelatin until well combined. Set aside to let cool slightly then pour into prepared pie shell and chill overnight.

Cut pie into slices and serve garnished with whipped cream and sliced limes.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:Serving size: 1 slice, 290 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 3.5g saturated fat, 60mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 46g carbohydrate (1g dietary fiber, 34g sugar), 4g protein

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