Well Kim did it again! She made one of the most amazing desserts using ingredients fresh from our garden. This time it was Key Lime Pie! I think I want to marry her all over again.
Fun fact: Key Lime Pie is the official pie of the state of Florida!
Made with limes fresh from the Tahitian lime tree, and eggs from our feathered girls, this pie was about as fresh as you could make it.
But what about the taste? Well, I kid you not. It was just melt in the mouth amazing.
Yes it is sweet, but not sickly sweet because the acid from the limes balance the flavour of the condensed milk. I have seen this type of pie with a meringue but I think that would be over the top.
For those interested, here is her recipe.
Key Lime Pie (Serves 6)
- 200g Granita or digestive biscuits
- ¼ cup ground almonds
- 1 tablespoon caster sugar
- 100g salted butter, melted
- 4 fresh eggs, lightly beaten
- 400g can condensed milk
- 2/3 cup (160ml) cream
- Finely grated rind and juice of 4 Tahitian limes with extra slices for decoration.
- Preheat your oven to 170°C. Line the base of a 20cm springform tin with greaseproof paper.
- Process biscuits until fine crumbs either with a food processor or alternatively place the biscuits between two clean tea towels and roll over with a rolling-pin until you have fine crumbs.
- Add almonds, sugar and butter, mix thoroughly until combined. Press mixture firmly into the base of the tin. Refrigerate until firm (about 15 minutes).
- Whisk the eggs, condensed milk, cream, lime rind and juice until smooth. Pour into biscuit crust.
- Place on a baking tray and bake for 40-45 mins or until set. Cool. Serve with extra lime slices.
Our Key Lime Pie certainly didn’t last long. With the first mouthful, I thought I had died and gone to heaven!
The great thing about the slices of lime on top is that you can get that sour hit just before you plunge into the sweet filling and crust. It’s an amazing combination of flavours for a dessert.
We love desserts made with that little bit of extra love from our garden! What do you think? Is it a winner?