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Key Lime Syrup


  • 1/2 c. key lime juice
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch
  • 1/2 sugar plus 1 tablespoon
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 3 Tbsp. water


  1. In small bowl, dissolve the cornstarch in the 3 tablespoons of water.  In saucepan, stir together the 1/2 c. sugar and lime juice and 1/4 c. water. Bring to a boil over moderate heat to dissolve the sugar.  Stir in the cornstarch mixture and boil, stirring for 30 seconds until lime sauce thickens.  Add a "tiny" bit of green food coloring (gel or liquid) to make a light green.
  2. Pour the juice, sugar and water into a small saucepan. Stir over medium heat. Do not bring to a boil but continue stirring until the sugar has completely dissolved.
  3. Bring to a boil now and reduce to a simmer and allow to continue cooking for 1 minute. Remove the syrup from the heat. Allow to cool or chill before using this to decorate your pie.