Macaroons (adapted from Alton Brown)
2 (7 to 8-ounce) packages sweetened shredded coconut
2 ounces sweetened condensed milk
Pinch kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large egg whites at room temperature
5 ounces granulated sugar
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
Combine the coconut with the sweetened condensed milk, salt and vanilla in a medium mixing bowl.
In the bowl of a stand mixer with a whisk attachment, beat the egg whites on medium speed until foamy. Gradually add the sugar and continue to whip the whites until medium peaks form, 6 to 7 minutes.
Gently fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture. Scoop tablespoon-sized mounds onto a parchment-lined half sheet pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately transfer the parchment with the macaroons to a cooling rack. Cool completely before topping.
Key Lime Pie (adapted from Kermit’s Key West Lime Shoppe)
9-inch graham cracker piecrust (can be gluten free)
2 14-ounce cans sweetened condensed milk
6 egg yolks
1/2-cup Key Lime Juice
Blend milk and egg yolks at slow speed until smooth.
Add Key Lime juice and finish blending.
Pour into piecrust.
Bake in preheated 300-degree oven for 15 minutes.
Cool pie 20 minutes before refrigerating.
Serve chilled Key Lime pie with whipped cream topping or meringue.