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No Bake Key Lime Pie

Yield Serves 10 1x
Prep: 480 minutesTotal: 8 hours

A creamy no bake Key Lime Pie topped with whipped cream.

Ingredients

Crust

  • 250 grams (2 and 1/2 cups) store bought cookies*, broken into pieces
  • 115 grams (1/2 cup / 1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

Pie filling

  • 250 grams (1 and 1/4 cup) full fat cream cheese, room temperature
  • 240 ml (1 cup) sweetened condensed milk
  • 120 ml (1/2 cup) lime juice, freshly squeezed
  • 240 ml (1 cup) thickened or heavy cream*

Topping

  • 240 ml (1 cup) thickened or heavy cream
  • Lime zest, to decorate

Instructions

  1. Add cookies to a food processor or blender and whiz until finely crushed. Add melted butter and mix well. Pour crumbs into a 9-inch pie plate. Press down firmly to form a crust and place in the fridge.
  2. Add cream cheese in a large mixing bowl. Use an electric mixer to beat until smooth. Add condensed milk and lime juice and beat briefly until combined. Finally, add cream and beat for 2-3 minutes until mixture is thick and creamy.
  3. Pour lime mixture over crust and smooth top. Place in the fridge for at LEAST 6 hours, or even better, overnight.
  4. Place cream in a large mixing bowl and beat with an electric mixer until cream is whipped. Cover key lime pie with cream. Scatter over lime zest. Cut and serve.

Notes

*I use Digestive biscuits, but you can use graham crackers or Arnott’s Granitas.

*Just be sure to use a cream that’s suitable for whipping as this is what gives the filling its stability. Here in Australia, it’s called thickened cream. Look for a high-fat cream (at least 35% fat) that clearly states it’s suitable for whipping. Do not use a light or low-fat version.

Author: Jessica HolmesCategory: DessertCuisine: American
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