Biscuity lime pie

Biscuity lime pie

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(35 ratings)

Prep: 20 mins Cook: 40 mins


Serves 6
The perfect addition to an afternoon cup of tea, this zingy citrus slice uses ginger nut biscuits for the base

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal633
  • fat30g
  • saturates15g
  • carbs85g
  • sugars64g
  • fibre1g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.93g
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  • 300g pack ginger nut biscuit
  • 100g butter, melted



    Butter is made when lactic-acid producing bacteria are added to cream and churned to make an…

  • 3 egg yolk
  • 50g golden caster sugar
  • zest and juice 4 lime, plus thin lime slices (optional) to serve



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • zest juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape, with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile fruits…

  • 397g sweetened condensed milk


  1. Heat oven to 180C/fan 160C/gas 4. Tip the biscuits into a food processor and blitz to crumbs. Add the butter and pulse to combine. Tip the mix into a fluted rectangular tart tin, about 10 x 34cm (or 20cm round tin) and press into the base and up the sides right to the edge. Bake for 15 mins until crisp.

  2. While the base is baking, tip the egg yolks, sugar, and lime and lemon zests into a bowl and beat with an electric whisk until doubled in volume. Pour in the condensed milk, beat until combined, then add the citrus juices.

  3. Pour the mix into the tart case and bake for 20 mins until just set with a slight wobble in the centre. Leave to set completely, then remove from the tin, cool and chill. Serve in slices topped with thin lime slices, if you like.

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Comments (43)

louisa22's picture

Even with all the lemon and lime a bit too sweet for me. I did make with one less lime though as didn't have enough.

julietday's picture

Completely and utterly delicious. Making it by popular demand for the third time in as many months

lucimakesfabcake's picture

I have made this three times now and every time has been as great as the first! I made it for a friends leaving "afternoon-tea" party and it dissapeared immeadiately! Its smooth and tangy, just perfection.

juliebahrain's picture

Very tasty, maybe a bit too strong, so will try with one less lime next time. Enjoyed by all. Couldn't get ginger nut biscuits at a sensible price here so used digestives instead but found I had a bit too much base mix for the dish. My husband said it reminded him of a lemon meringue pie without the meringue!

faypeacock's picture

Really easy recipe. I made it in a 12cm x 36cm tart tin and it worked perfectly. I'll definitely make this again.

cathmcc's picture

I LOVE this recipe.. I'm a big fan of limes and to reiterate many of the above comments you really have to be... I also added an even more decadent touch in adding some crunched up Maltesers to the base which was lovely and then added these as a wee crunchy topping as well which also looked good. I then made the mistake of adding some grated lime zest which made a good colour but was just a little too much taste-wise for me... LOVELY overall and won't last long...

ninacc's picture

The base is hard to cut once it's refridgerated, but the whole thing is lovely and very easy to make. Will definitely make again. The amount of limes needed must depend on how juicy they are. I tasted it as i added.

wendy23's picture

ive made this for many friends when they have been round for dinner and everyone has loved it made it many times know and is a real big hit with all

lizfisher56's picture

I made this to have as a dessert when feeding the future in-laws! Everyone loved it. I will definately make this again.

finalfreedom's picture

I found the bas really hard to cut even though i'd followed the recepie word for word.

marola's picture

I only used three limes but wished I had gone for four. The recipe reminds me of one I made years ago called Sunshine Pie, where the juice was made up of lemons and oranges. I might try that next time.

jazpami's picture

I made this with one less lime than suggested, and it definately didn't need any more than that!

glenystalbot's picture

This was a really easy dessert to make but looked and tasted like it should be more difficult. Will definately make again!

suehildersley's picture

I took this with me when I went to visit friends and they really enjoyed it ( I'm not eating a the moment but love to cook!) everyone had 2nds and I was only allowed a little slice to take home for my son! It smelt very limey and the biscuit base was very crisp having been baked. I haven't ever baked a biscuit base before but it made it very easy to get out of the fluted flan dish. Will make this again for sure.

penzies's picture

Made this today. It's absolutely delicious. Will definitely make this again.

anitasealey's picture

Very nice, very limey. My family really enjoyed this and I will definately make this again

mitchic52's picture

Made this for my son's 14th birthday tea 16 March, as he always requests homemade food. He has requested I make this recipe several times since, as has my 17 year old son. It is fantastic, so easy to make and not just for special occasions. If you like lemons and limes and ginger you'll love this recipe.

vonnie's picture

VERY limey, but really delicious and easy to make.
The base in particular is lovely.
Will make this again.

lpackman's picture

In the ingredients list, shouldn't it be 'thin' lime slices instead of 'this'??


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