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Christmas Special: Key Lime Pie


Dec 22, 2012

PREPARATION TIME

COOKING TIME

SERVES

9-10

PREPARATION LEVEL

Medium

A Christmas special dessert recipe that has the right sweetness and freshness of lime.

INGREDIENTS

    200 ml cream
    ½ cup cookie crumbs
    5 limes
    3 egg yolks
    400 ml condensed milk

DIRECTIONS

  1. TIP: Cool the cream before whipping, or else chances are that it would curdle
  2. Whip the cream with a hand blender until it reaches a thickish consistency
  3.  Keep the whipped cream in the refrigerator for cooling
  4. Transfer the egg yolks into a bigger bowl and whisk the yolks into a fluffy consistency
  5. Whisked egg yolks should have a ribbon consistency
  6. Add the lemon zest into the whisked eggs
  7. TIP: When extracting lime zest, ensure only the outer layer is grated. The white/inner layer of the lime is sour and spoils the recipe
  8. Mix the zest into the whisked eggs
  9. Add the whipped cream into the mixture
  10. Fold the ingredients together
  11. Gradually add the milk maid into the mixture while stirring
  12. Add the juice of limes into the mixture while stirring
  13. Add the cookie crumbs into a fancy glass
  14. Transfer the lime mixture into a piping bag to pour into the glass over the crumbs. You can also use a spoon instead
  15. Leave the key lime pie into the refrigerator for 3-4 hours to cool and thicken

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