Extraordinarily good key lime pie

    Extraordinarily good key lime pie


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    About this recipe: I used to buy key lime pies but then I started making them and playing with the recipe until I got the flavour completely right. I think this is an extraordinarily good key lime pie! I hope you enjoy it.

    Serves: 8 

    • Base
    • 70g flaked almonds, toasted
    • 225g digestive biscuits, crushed
    • 50g caster sugar
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 55g butter, melted
    • Filling
    • 4 egg yolks
    • 1 (400ml) tin sweetened condensed milk
    • 120ml lime juice
    • 180ml cold double cream
    • 1/2 teaspoon grated lime zest

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:25min  ›  Extra time:10hr chilling  ›  Ready in:10hr45min 

    1. Preheat an oven to 180 C / Gas 4.
    2. Pulse the almonds in a food processor until finely ground. Combine the ground almonds with the biscuit crumbs, sugar and salt. Pour in the melted butter and mix until evenly moistened. Press into a 23cm pie dish.
    3. Bake the base in the preheated oven until golden brown, 10 to 13 minutes.
    4. While the base is baking, beat the egg yolks in a bowl with the condensed milk, cream and lime zest. Whisk in the lime juice a little at a time to thicken the filling; pour on top of the biscuit base and return to the oven.
    5. Bake in the oven for 15 minutes or until the filling is set. Cool to room temperature on a wire rack before covering loosely with cling film and refrigerating overnight.

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