Key lime pie
- November 2018
- Serves 8
- Hands-on time 45 min, oven time 20-25 min
This American classic is the perfect combination of zesty and refreshing yet fabulously creamy. We’ve used gingernut biscuits in the base too for an extra element of surprise.
Love condensed milk? Then you’ll love this…
- 250g gingernut biscuits
- 70g unsalted butter, melted
- 4 medium free-range egg yolks
- 2 x 397g tins condensed milk
- 500ml double cream
- Finely grated zest 6 limes, plus juice of 8
- 30g icing sugar
- Fresh mint sprigs or raspberries when in season to serve
You’ll also need…
- 20cm non-stick springform tin
- Heat the oven to 170C/150C fan/gas 3 1/2. In a food processor, whizz the biscuits to fine crumbs. Pour the melted butter over the biscuits and whizz again briefly.
- Press the biscuit mixture into the bottom of the tin and chill for 20 minutes (see Make Ahead).
- In a large bowl, use a balloon whisk to mix the egg yolks with the condensed milk, 300ml double cream, 5 zested limes and juice of 7 limes until smooth. Pour over the chilled base.
- Put the tin on a baking sheet and bake for 17-18 minutes until the filling has set with a slight wobble. Cool, then chill for 2 hours or until ready to serve (see Make Ahead).
- To serve, put the sugar, remaining cream, most of the zest and remaining juice into a large bowl and use an electric hand mixer to beat to soft peaks. Dollop the cream in the centre of the pie and garnish with remaining zest, fresh mint sprigs or raspberries. Either chill until ready to serve or eat straight away.
Make the cheesecake up to 24 hours in advance. Keep in a sealed container in the fridge but only whip the cream just before serving. Prepare just the base up to 3 days in advance.
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