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Key Lime and Elderflower Pie

by Frankie Wythe on 31 July 2017 14:22



For the biscuit base:

· 175g/6oz digestive biscuits (or ginger biscuits)

· 80g/3oz butter, melted

· 50g/2oz caster sugar


For the filling 

· 1 x 400g/14oz tin condensed milk

· 100ml/3½fl oz. freshly squeezed lime juice (about 3 limes)

· 1 lime, zest only, finely grated

· 75ml/2½fl oz. elderflower cordial (one that has a 1 to 10 dilution ratio)

· 3 free-range egg yolks

· 200ml/7fl oz. double cream

· icing sugar, to taste

· mint sprigs, for garnish




 1. Finely crush the biscuits by placing into a sealed plastic bag and bashing with a rolling pin, Transfer to a mixing bowl and add the sugar, stirring well to combine.

2. Pour the melted butter over the biscuit crumbs and mix until thoroughly combined. Place the crumb mixture in a 23cm/9in cake tin, and press into the tin evenly with your   fingers. Build up the sides of the crust to a height of about 4cm/1½in. Place in the fridge for 20 minutes, or until firm.

3. Preheat the oven to 170C/325F/Gas 3.

4. For the filling, in a large mixing bowl whisk together the condensed milk with the lime juice, lime zest, elderflower cordial, egg yolks and half the cream until the mixture     thickens.

5. Pour mixture into the pie crust, give the tin a little shake to level the top and bake for 15-20 minutes. The pie is ready when the filling has a slight wobble.

6. Set aside to cool for half an hour in the baking tin, then chill the pie in a refrigerator for as long as possible.

7. When ready to serve, whip the remaining cream with   icing sugar, to taste. Be careful not to over whip it; the cream should remain soft and billowy. Spoon the whipped cream onto the top of the pie.

8. Serve in slices with a few mint leaves for garnish.



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Frankie Wythe

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