keylimepie

Key Lime Pie

Recipe designed by Bakes, Books and My Boys

Key Lime Pie is one of the desserts which sum up summer to me. While the heat is beating down on you it’s perfect to slip out of the fridge and take a bite of this sweet yet light and tangy cooling dessert.

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The original key lime pie mix was created by local sponge fisherman out of necessity. On board their boats they had no access to fridges and would use calorie rich, condensed milk which could be stored without spoiling. While this recipe doesn’t call for topping I have seen and tried it with beautiful tops of meringues, like lemon meringue pie or whipped cream laid across the top. All versions are equally delicious.

 

Ingredients

 

175g digestive biscuits

6 tablespoons butter, melted

Pinch salt

Pinch of cinnamon

Pinch of ginger

397g sweetened condensed milk

4 large egg yolks

Half a cup fresh lime juice (from about 1 pound of limes)

1 teaspoon key lime zest, grated

 

 

Method

 

  1. Preheat your oven to 160 degrees C.
  2. Crush your biscuits either in a bag with a rolling pin or straight in a bowl. Stir and combine with the butter, salt, ginger & cinnamon. Grease a 9-inch pie dish with additional butter. Tipthe crumb mixture into the pie plate or flan dish and press to form a crust on the bottom. Place in the oven for 5/10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, add the condensed milk, egg yolks, lime juice and zest to a large bowl and mix thoroughly. Pour into the prepared pie crust then bake for 15 minutes (it should be firm around the edges and a slight jelly wobble to the middle). Allow to cool then refrigerate for at least 2 hours. To serve grate some lime zest over the top or try the below for added taste.
  4. As an added extra when ready to serve, beat 2 cups of double cream  and 3 tablespoons of honey together until it holds stiff peaks. Using a spatula evenly spread the whipped cream on top of the pie and top with additional lime zest. Serve!

 

 

 

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