August 24, 2017

Original Lime Pie

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One of my favorite and easy recipes to do would be a Lime Pie. I love how simple it is to do but the way it still looks very professional. Plus, my family loves the tart flavors exploding in their mouths. With the mix of sweet and tart, this creamy pie is the perfect ending to any sumptuous meal.

Are you wondering how to make it? Read on as I show you my original recipe for making the best Lime Pie ever!

Original Lime Pie

The Lime pie is an American dessert made out of lime juice, egg yolks, and condensed milk, with a soft base made out of sweet butter cookies. It has the flavorful zest that matches the sweetness of the cream, so you and others won't be bored with the flavors playing together!

This recipe creates one nine-inch pie or eight slices.

Preparation Time: 30 minutes

Bake Time: 30 minutes

Cooling Time: Eight hours

Total Time: Nine hours

Ingredients:

Cake Base:

  • 200 grams of butter biscuits, already minced and crumbled
  • 100 grams of melted butter
  • 30 grams of white sugar, sifted 

​Cake Filling

  • Five egg yolks
  • 500 grams of condensed milk
  • 150 milliliters of lemon juice
  • 7 grams of grated lime peeling
  • Juice of one lime

​Topping

  • 100 milliliters of whipping cream
  • One lime

​Steps to Follow:

1. If the buttered biscuits aren't crumbled yet, but it in a zip lock to hit with a rolling pin, or you can add it to the food processor. In a bowl, put the crumbled biscuits, butter, and the sugar together, mixing it well.

2. Put the base mixture on a nine-inch pie pan, laying it down and applying pressure with your hands to make the base evenly distributed throughout the pan.

3. Place the base in the oven and let it cook for 10 minutes under 150 degrees Celsius.

4. Place the egg yolks in a large bowl, beating all of it until it turns pale and smooth. Slowly pour in the condensed milk with the eggs, beating them well. After that, add the grated lime and the juice into the mixture, mixing it in low speed for around two minutes or until everything is well-incorporated.

5. Pour the mixture into the pie mold and place it in the oven. Bake it for 20 to 25 minutes at 150 degrees Celsius. Once the pie is baked, take it out of the oven and let it cool for ten minutes. Then, place it in the fridge and leave it overnight or up to eight hours to let it set.

6. Prepare the toppings by chopping small pieces of the lime and by whipping the cream until it becomes stiff. Add it into a piping tool and pipe it on the sides around the finished pie. Place a small piece of lime (from the one you chopped) on the piped cream.

7. Cut into eight slices then serve and enjoy!

Pro-Tips to Follow 

Are you wondering how to make this Lime Pie even better? Here are some pro-tips to follow:

  • Make sure that you avoid under or overbeating the eggs, as this will make your pie too stiff or soggy. Only mix until everything is well-combined but no longer than two minutes.
  • My kids love pairing the pie with ice cream, so you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side in case children feel like it is still too sour (luckily, no problems with that!).
  • You can store the pie by placing individual slices in containers and putting it in the fridge. It will be able to last for a week.
  • You can also opt to create individual pies by using smaller molds. The recipe can make up to eight mini Lime Pies (using three-inch pie molds)

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​In Conclusion

I hope that this original Lime Pie recipe helped you find an excellent and unique dessert idea to serve to your loved ones! So what are you waiting for? Try this easy to follow recipe today and let the unique burst of flavors have you hankering for even more ideas for baking

If you have any questions or would like to share your tips when making a Lime Pie, then comment down below. I would love to hear what you have to think.​

    Claire J. Ruiz

    I'm Claire, and my passion is cooking. I believe that food is what actually unites people and the dining table is where we set aside our differences. When we eat we become vulnerable because enjoying food requires a different level of trust and surrender to the person preparing your food. Sharing and enjoying food is one of the most intimate experiences in life.​

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    Fida - September 5, 2017 Reply

    Lime pie is one of my favorites and yours looks amazing. I also love how simple this recipe is!

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