Key Lime Pie | Quick & Easy Summer Dessert

As I’m typing this my house literally feels like the depths of hell – we’re currently having a ‘mini heatwave’ here in the UK and none of us are dealing with it well at all. I just can’t cope with hot weather – I’ve already spent half the day stood in front of the freezer!

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And so to combat the blistering heat and I decided to serve up one of my favourite summery (& cold!) desserts – the classic Key Lime Pie. The zingy limes contrasted with the rich hob-nob base make for a fool-proof recipe that’s equally impressive as it is easy.

This always goes down a treat in my family, and if you fancy adding even more zing to your pie you could use ginger nuts for the biscuit base – so good! I decided to go with the tried and tested recipe for today’s post, but let me know how it goes if you do try it!

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INGREDIENTS:

300g pack of hob-nob biscuits

150g melted butter

3 yolks

3 limes

379g tin of condensed milk

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METHOD:

  1. First you need to crush your biscuits – you can do this either by popping them in a food processor or, my personal favourite, putting them in a sandwich bag and bashing them with a rolling pin. Once they’re all nice and crumbly, stir in the melted butter and make sure they’re all evenly coated.
  2. Press your biscuit mixture into the base of a spring-form tin and slightly push up the sides to create a crust for the pie. Bake in the oven at 140°C for 10 minutes and leave to cool.
  3. While the base is cooling, you can start with the filling. Zest and juice your limes, make sure you steal a few slices first to decorate! Then, with a hand mixer, beat your egg yolks for about a minute until they thicken up slightly, then add in the condensed milk and beat again for another few minutes. Then add in your lime zest and juice and beat until fully combined.
  4. Pour your filling into the base and bake for 15 minutes. Once it’s finished baking leave to cool completely and then chill in the fridge for at least an hour. Then you’re free to decorate! I went minimal with a few slices of lime and a dusting of icing sugar, but you can go all creative and do whatever you fancy.

And you’re done! This is such a quick and easy dessert to make but it really does impress – perfect for any family events or parties, or even just a Sunday baking session. Good luck, and enjoy the sunshine while it lasts!

Amy x

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