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Discover a Great Use for Limes

Author: Miss Inbloom
Published: June 28, 2012 at 11:08 am

Limes are amazing aren't they?

Not only do they taste great, but they give you a mega shot of vitamin C so effective you could potentially argue that anything you eat with fresh limes must be good for you.

Well I'm not sure that a mojito counts as good for you and neither will this recipe which I found the other day when pondering what to do with eight leftover limes.

Key Lime Pie

Now I never knew how delicious Key Lime Pie was and I also never knew quite how easy it is to make. Here is all you need.

8 fresh limes
1 pint/570ml of double cream
Can of sweetened condensed milk (379g/14oz size)
375g/12oz of wheaten, digestive biscuits (if you are in the US you might call these wholemeal cookies and the best alternative I could find would be your Graham Crackers)
150g butter

Melt the butter in a pan whilst you smash the biscuits/cookies/crackers up (I do this in a food bag with the aid of a rolling pin).

Mix the buttery biscuit mix together and press it firmly into a large pie dish. Pop it into the fridge to chill whilst you get squeezing.

Zest and juice all the limes - you will be amazed at how much juice you'll get from this.

Mix the double cream, the condensed milk and the lime juice together, give it a little whisk for a few minutes (no need to tire yourself out) and finally add the lovely bits of bright green lime zest.

Gently stir and pour the topping onto your crushed biscuit base.

Leave it to set in the fridge for an hour or two.

Add decoration if you like in the form of sliced limes or crystallized lime zest, cut a slice, put your feet up and enjoy.

This dessert tastes absolutely amazing, the tartness of the limes takes away the overwhelming sweetness of the cream and condensed milk and it leaves you feeling like you've been a tiny bit healthy and definitely wanting more. Don't be fooled though, this pie is laden with calories and not for the faint hearted (or those on a diet)!

Go on, give it a try, you won't regret it, your waistline might though


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