Key lime pie Recipe

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serves:

6

Cost:

not

Prep:

30 min

Nutrition per portion

RDA
Calories 465 kCal 23%
Fat 25g 36%
  -  Saturates Arrayg 0%

This American classic originates from Florida Keys. It’s a simple dish which can be made in advance and served at any time of the day.

Ingredients

  • 150g (5oz) digestive biscuits
  • 75g (1oz) butter
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 397g (14oz) can condensed Milk
  • 100ml (3 1/2floz) freshly squeezed lime juice
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime
  • Icing sugar, to dust
  • Lime zest and slices, to decorate

Method

  • Put the biscuits in a bag and roll firmly with a rolling pin. Melt the butter and mix with the biscuit crumbs. Put in a 19cm flat tin and press firmly against the sides and base with the back of a spoon to make a flan case.

  • Put the egg yolks and condensed milk in a bowl and mix together, then add the lime juice and zest, and stir until the mixture thickens slightly.

  • Turn into the flan case, level the top and chill for 2 hrs until the filling sets. Dust with icing sugar. Decorate with grated lime zest and thin lime slices.

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