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Key Lime Pie

- Posted on: 15/05/2023 - Key lime pie recipe www.rabbithotel.com_v2

Ingredients for the Shortcrust Pastry:

• 220g plain flour

• 115g butter cut into small cubes

• Pinch of salt

• 50g icing sugar

• 2 egg yolks

• 2tbsp ice cold water


Add flour, butter, salt and icing sugar to a mixing bowl and rub together until mixture resembles breadcrumbs. Add eggs and water and work together to form a pliable dough. Wrap in cling film and rest in the fridge for 30 mins. Preheat oven to 180/160 fan assisted/ Gas Mark 4. Roll out dough to line a 9inch tart tin and trim the excess. Poke a few holes in the base with a fork then cover with greaseproof paper and place baking beads/rice/beans on top. Bake for 15 mins then remove beans and paper and bake for a further 5 minutes.

Ingredients for the filling:

• 1 x 397g tin of condensed milk

• 3 medium egg yolks

• Finely grated zest and juice of 4 limes


Place 3 egg yolks in an electric mixing bowl and beat on high for 1 minute. Add condensed milk and beat for 3 minutes. Add juice and zest and whisk for 1 minute. Add filling to cooled pastry case and bake at 160 for 15 minutes. Cool and chill for 3 hours then serve with fresh cream, ice cream or fruit coulis. Toasted coconut also works well with the pie.