Key Lime Pie Recipe

This classic key lime pie recipe is delicious and very simple to make. The sweetness of the condensed milk balanced with zingy limes is sure to tempt your taste buds.

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BBC Good Food

Ingredients

  • 300g Hob Nobs

  • 150g butter, melted

  • 1 x 397g can condensed milk (we used Nestlé)

  • 3 medium egg yolks

  • finely grated zest and juice of 4 limes

  • 300ml double cream

  • 1 tbsp icing sugar

  • extra lime zest, to decorate

Method

  1. Heat the oven to 160C/fan 140C/gas 3.

  2. Whizz 300g Hob Nobs to crumbs in a food processor (or put in a strong plastic bag and bash with a rolling pin).

  3. Mix with 150g melted butter and press into the base and up the sides of a 22cm loose-based tart tin. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and cool.

  4. Put 3 medium egg yolks in a large bowl and whisk for a minute with electric beaters.

  5. Add a can of condensed milk and whisk for 3 minutes, then add the finely grated zest and juice of 4 limes and whisk again for 3 minutes.

  6. Pour the filling into the cooled base then put back in the oven for 15 minutes. Cool then chill for at least 3 hours or overnight if you like. When you are ready to serve, carefully remove the pie from the tin and put on a serving plate.

  7. To decorate, softly whip together 300ml double cream and 1 tbsp icing sugar.

  8. Dollop or pipe the cream onto the top of the pie and finish with extra lime zest.

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