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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

BMB cooks: Key Lime Pie

I love cold desserts, cheesecakes, pavlova, crème brûlée...... yum! One of my favs has to be key lime pie, named after the Florida Keys where the lovely limes are grown. It is a really easy one to recreate at home and looks impressive to boot. My lovely friends Saskia & Chris tied the knot on Saturday and I made a couple of these scrummy puds for their beautiful dessert buffet.

Ingredients:
  • 250g digestive biscuits or ginger nuts (or a mixture of both)
  • 100g butter
  • 405g can Condensed Milk (I tened to use Carnation Light)
  • 5 limes 
  • 300ml carton double cream
Step 1
Whizz up the biscuits and melted butter in a food processor. I recommend melting the butter in a little jug in the microwave in 10 second bursts, then you can pour off the butter as it melts, avoiding bubbling over and a greasy mess to clear of the bottom of the microwave...
(In my pre-magi-mix days I just whacked the biscuits with a wooden spoon and then mixed in the melted butted in a bowl afterwards)

Step 2
I like to line my cake tin with aluminium foil to make removal super easy as you wont get any sticking. Then with your finger tips line the bottom and sides of the tin with your biscuit-butter mixture. The lining of the sides will make your define your creation as a pie rather than a cheesecake. When you are happy that the layer is nice and even, pop it in the fridge to set while you get on with the filling.



Step 3
Zest and juice your limes, trying to get the prices of zest reasonable small. You might want to strain your lime juice to make sure you have removed all the pips.
Top tip: freeze the leftover limes for a perfect G&T compnion!


Step 4
Whisk together the double cream and condensed milk then add the lime juice and zest which will cause the mixture to thicken instantly.


Step 5
Pour the lime filling into your chilled cakes and return to the fridge for a couple of hours before serving.


Top tip: If you want to make your pie in advance you can always pop it in the freezer at this point and defrost before serving.

Here one of my pie's on the naughty buffet, the mother of the bride even wanted the recipe, so it must have gone down well!


Cheat: If that sounds like too much effort, Waitrose do a fabulous version for only £3.99
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