Key Lime Pie is the official state pie of Florida – but the fabulous combination of sharp limes and sweet, creamy condensed milk has gained it a worldwide reputation for deliciousness!
FOR THE BASE
250g digestive biscuits
150g butter melted
FOR THE FILLING
3 large egg yolks
397g can condensed milk
Zest and juice of 4 limes, plus extra zest to garnish
100g walnuts chopped
1 Preheat the oven to 170˚C/Gas Mark 3.
2 Place the biscuits and walnuts in a food processor and blitz to give fine breadcrumbs, stir in the butter and press into the base and sides of a 23cm fluted flan tin. Bake for 10 minutes and allow to cool.
3 Meanwhile, whisk the egg yolks until pale and thick, then add the condensed milk, whisk for 2-3 minutes then add the lime zest and juice and whisk for a further 2-3 minutes.
4 Stir in 3/4 of the walnuts. Pour into the biscuit base, sprinkle with remaining walnuts and bake for 20 minutes. Allow to cool before chilling.
5 Serve with lime zest sprinkled on top and top with a little whipped cream, if liked.
Recipe by California Walnuts