Key Lime Pyrex Pie

keylimeSummer dining isn’t just about creating delicious savoury dishes but it is also a time for enjoying light and fruity puddings, such as this delicious Key Lime Pie.

 

Serves: 8

Preparation time: 25 minutes plus chilling time

Cooking time: 25 minutes

Equipment: Pyrex White Impression Ceramic Pie Dish 26cm

 

Ingredients:

Base:

225g digestive biscuits

100g unsalted butter

75g plain chocolate

Filling:

5 large egg yolks

5 tsp grated lime rind

200ml fresh lime juice (approximately 7-8 limes)

11/2 397g cans condensed milk

Lime slices for decoration

10g Plain chocolate, grated or made into curls

 

Method:

1. Preheat the oven to Gas 4, 180 C

2. Crush the biscuits finely in a plastic bag with a rolling pin or in a processor.

3. Melt the chocolate and butter in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, stir into the biscuits and combine well. Press into the base and up the sides of the Pyrex pie dish, press down well. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, remove from the oven to cool a little but leave the oven on.

4. Whisk the egg yolks with the lime rind with an electric hand whisk until thick and creamy (takes about 4 or 5 minutes). Reduce the speed and add the condensed milk in a slow, steady stream, mixing all the time until thick.

5. On a slow speed, add the lime juice and mix until just combined. Pour into the biscuit base and bake in the oven for 15 minutes until just set. Cool and refrigerate for 3-4 hours or overnight. Decorate with lime and chocolate before serving.

Monique Chambers

Monique Chambers

Monique started indulge in 2011 and has since created Indulge Me GIFT and Indulge Me FOOD and volume 1 of The Artists Directory - Malta. A marketing professional by trade, Monique's passion is to promote local talent and Malta in general. Free time is her biggest indulgence, when she can tinker in her craft room or the kitchen, or be selfish with a book, the sofa and good glass of wine (of course, wearing something beautiful and with freshly coiffed hair!)