Key lime pie on a board with slice out

Key lime pie

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(207 ratings)

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 25 mins

Easy

Serves 8

Lime, cream and a buttery biscuit base - this zesty oven-baked treat makes a refreshing and indulgent end to a meal

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal695
  • fat50.8g
  • saturates27.8g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars37.4g
  • fibre2.1g
  • protein8.8g
  • salt0.8g

Ingredients

  • 300g Hob Nobs
  • 150g butter, melted
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  • 1 x 397g can condensed milk (we used Nestlé)
  • 3 medium egg yolks
  • finely grated zest and juice of 4 limes
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  • 300ml double cream
  • 1 tbsp icing sugar
  • extra lime zest, to decorate
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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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Comments, questions and tips

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ievasaule
25th Apr, 2012
5.05
Very easy and lovely recipe. Well received and definitely a keeper!
flirtinflight
25th Apr, 2012
5.05
I made it as the recipe states as I live in the UAE and regular limes are all that's available. Everybody really enjoyed it when I brought it out at the end of our BBQ. And such an easy recipe to follow.
terweeme
21st Apr, 2012
I live in Toronto, and fresh key limes aren't always easy to get here either. Bottled good quality key lime juice is a good substitute - bet you can find that somewhere in the U.K. Love the web site!
pmercier
21st Apr, 2012
agree with commenter above - but you ain't gonna find key limes too easily in England! While we are drifting from the authentic recipe - how about plain chocolate biscuoit crumb for the crust (ie the biscuoit part of an Oreo). Marvellous!
sunshine1976
21st Apr, 2012
It's a good recipe, but for a real key lime pie you have to have key limes, which are different than regular limes. We live in Florida, where we have plenty of both kinds, and they are not the same.

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