• 260minutes
  • 294calories

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Nutrition Info . . .

NutrientsProteins, Carbohydrates, Cellulose
VitaminsB1, B2, B3, B12, H, C
MineralsFluorine, Calcium, Iron, Sulfur, Chlorine, Phosphorus, Cobalt, Molybdenum

Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 graham cracker crumb crust (Store bought or homemade)

  2. 6 cups watermelon (seeds are fine)

  3. 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  4. 2 tablespoons unflavored gelatin (aka, two envelopes)

  5. 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice or 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  6. 2 large egg whites, at room temperature

  7. 1 cup cold heavy cream or 1 cup whipping cream

  8. 1 cup confectioners' sugar , sifted

  9. confectioners' sugar , to dust

  10. whipped cream (homemade or store bought)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Place a medium sized bowl and a set of beaters in the refrigerator to chill.

  2. Bake pie crust according to directions and let cool; Refrigerate until ready to use.

  3. Combine the watermelon and granulated sugar in a very large bowl; using a potato masher, mash until the mixture is quite liquid; set aside for 15 minutes.

  4. After 15 minutes, drain the mixture through a strainer, reserving almost 2 ¾ cups of the watermelon juice and then discard pulp and seeds.

  5. Put ¼ cup of the juice in a medium size bowl and sprinkle the gelatin over it; set aside for 3 to 4 minutes to dissolve.

  6. Heat ½ cup of the juice in a small saucepan over medium heat (or in the microwave) to a near boil; whisk the hot juice into the dissolved gelatin.

  7. Pour the remaining 2 cups watermelon juice into a large bowl an stir in the gelatin-watermelon juice mixture; stir in the lime juice; place in refrigerator.

  8. Using an electric mixer, beat the egg whites in a medium size bowl until stiff peaks form; set aside; clean and dry beaters;

  9. Using the chilled medium-size bowl and chilled beaters, beat the heavy cream with the mixer until it holds soft peaks; add the confectioners’ sugar and beat until smooth and stiff but not grainy; refrigerate.

  10. When the watermelon juice mixture starts to firm up, add about one-quarter of the whipped cream and beat with the electric mixer until smooth.

  11. Add the beaten egg whites and remaining whipped cream and gently fold them in with a large rubber spatula; if necessary, use a whisk-very briefly- to smooth the mixture and break up any large globs of whites or whipped cream;

  12. Pour the filling into the cooled pie shell; shake to settle; cover with loosely tented aluminum foil and refrigerate for at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

  13. To serve, garnish each slice with a dusting of confections’ sugar, and then add a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.


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