It’s been a bit hit and miss weather wise this weekend, bits have been really sunny. Other times it’s been more miserable.
So what do you do when it’s drizzly and a tad chilly? You pop on your cosy new hoody and make a Key Lime Pie of course.
I love love love Key Lime Pie. I’ve tried several different recipes, most of which were complicated, needed too many ingredients and used up every bowl in the house. Not something I’m interested in adding to my repetoire.
Then I found this recipe. It’s perfect. It’s only 5 ingredients, requires very little faffage and uses hardly any bowls at all!
Compulsory Ingredients Picture
See only 5 ingredients! It’s brilliant.
Buttery Biscuit Base
Weigh out your biscuits and blitz to crumbs.
If you don’t have a fancy blitzing machine it is all sorts of fun to put the biscuits in a freezer bag and go to town on them with a rolling pin. In fact, even if you have a blitzing machine, this is a good idea anyway, especially if you’ve had a bad day at the office.
Melt the butter (or marg in my case). Just do it in the microwave. It’s easier.
Mix the two together til it looks scrummy. Then tip into your tin and compact together. The only way to do this really is to get your hands in. It just works better that way.
Now, out your biscuit base in the fridge for a little nap while you get on with the next bit.
First, get your zest on with those limes.
Top tip! Microwave your lines for about 30 seconds and then roll them before you try to get the juice out. You’ll get so much more for your money.
Put the cream and condensed milk in a bowl. Mix.
Chuck in the lime juice. Oh god! It looks awful. It’s curdled! DON’T PANIC! (As the Hitchhiker’s Huide to the Galaxy would advise) It’ll all come together in a minute.
Get a whisk and mix up. Look, it’s fine again.
Add about 3/4 of the zest and do a final stir to incorporate.
Pour the limey, creamy goodness onto the chilled base, make sure not to totally scrape out the bowl though. That’s your reward for putting in the effort making this beauty.
Sprinkle the left over zest on, just for pretty’s sake and stick back in the fridge.
It took two of us and three spalutas to get it out of the base of the tin and onto that plate!
But doesn’t it look pretty? Not bad for just 5 ingredients!
Alternative Presentation Idea
Another great idea for these is to make them individual sized. They look so cute in the little ramekins (mine have been acquired from buying Gu Key Lime Pies in the shops!) and it saves on the hassle of trying to get it out of the tin!
Love Charlotte xx