19 Jul 2011

Key Lime Pie

Key lime pie is really delicious and refreshing, a great dessert to enjoy in the summer.  It is also incredibly easy and not very expensive to make.

19 digestive biscuits
100g butter
300ml double cream
405g can of light condensed milk
4 limes

  • Crush up the digestive biscuits into crumbs (I did it with a rolling pin which is very therapeutic)
  • Melt the butter and mix it up with the biscuit crumbs
  • Grease a loose bottomed cake tin and put a circle of grease-proof paper on the bottom
  • Press the biscuit crumb mix into the bottom of the tin and about an inch up the sides, making sure to press them down firmly.
  • Place the tin in the fridge for the base to harden while making the filling
  • Finely grate the zest of the four limes into a mixing bowl, then squeeze their juice into the bowl too
  • Pour the cream and the condensed milk into the bowl with the lime juice and zest and whisk until thick and creamy
  • Pour the mixture onto the biscuit base and put back into the fridge for at least a few hours, until solid.
This recipe is dead easy but really delicious, it would be a good way to impress friends or guests without too much effort.  Having a loose-bottomed cake tin is important since it would prove very difficult to get the pie out of a tin without a loose bottom.  This recipe is for quite a sweet key lime pie, if you like it more tart then add an extra lime or two.

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