Florida Key lime pie

November 28, 2009

Sharing with you ....of our first harvest of the Tahitian Limes....from our backyard...
The gorgeous Tahitian Limes...
Since the 'harvest' was quite good... I decided to try 'key lime' pie among other things...
First tasted the key lime pie when I was in KL few years back... baked by another wonderful friend, Sylvia....hence I started to rummage through my folders and... voila!! found the recipe for Key Lime Pie from an old 'Better Homes and Garden' magazine...

But for the crust... I use my trusted sweet pastry ...works all the time....

And for the filling:...
  • 5 egg yolks
  • 395ml sweetened condensed milk
  • 100 ml lime juice or more
  • 200 ml whipping cream
  • 3 tablespoon of caster sugar
  • zest of lime
Preheat the oven to 180C.
In a bowl...whisk egg yolks and slowly add in the condensed milk followed by lime juice. Add more lime juice if required as the filling should be tangy.
Pour the mixture into the prebaked pie shell. Bake for 15 mins, and let it cool.
Whip cream and add caster sugar, whip until it is light and fluffy. Spread on the pie and sprinkle zest of lemon.