Key Lime Pie-Eggless


Vol-Au-Vents / Bite Sized Canapés
Basant Panchami Meethe Chawal-Yellow Rice -Zarda
 
 
Sounds ambiguous and difficult to do??

But
this is the easiest and possibly the most refreshing summer dessert.

 

Like a kiss on the tongue…wet, no…not sloppy, but celestial.
Just set, and so luscious, deceptive in appearance…ooh I sound like Nigella Lawson.
I used to wonder as to how and why she used these ethereal sounding adjectives
for food…that was the time that I was “just bake a lot of cakes” Shalini.
Only now when I have ventured out of the cakes in a tin kind of food do I
understand her obvious lust for all things food.
 

 

It’s almost like being in love for the first time all over
again. Suddenly everything is all about hormones and pheromones and all things
that should not be posted on a food blog certainly.
This making and baking is now an addiction….which I am
happily addicted to!
 

 

Back to the pie…totally wham, bam…crush the cookies mam!
That’s what we did! I am trying to make bakers of my
friends- actually I have an ulterior motive….someone has to eat the stuff that
I have to make! The emphasis mes Amis is on the words HAVE TO!
This is a tried and tasted recipe, that I have not altered
in any which way…if it tastes fib…don’t bother altering ANYTHING!
This is a classic recipe, I used to make the filling for
this pie with eggs, but following friend Bhavna Panwar’s advice and recipe
tried it! And bam! Was floored by the flavors…didn’t miss the eggs one bit.
This makes sweet sister so happy, am going to experience the
imp Sanskriti first hand tomorrow…that’s another story…
Back to the pie…
 
For the
 
Key Lime Pie-Eggless…
 
You need
 
200 gms ginger /digestive cookies or biscuits
1 inch piece of ginger finely grated
1 400 gm/14 oz tin of condensed milk
200 Gms cream-we used Amul UHT
100 mils fresh lemon juice
70-80 Gms melted butter
That’s All Folks!!!
Yep that’s all you need!
Ok the packet of biscuits…

Which we bashed and broke down into crumbs.

 

 

The ginger tipped into a mixing bowl.

 

Melted butter in. Now mix the butter into the biscuit crumbs with the ginger.
You just need the butter to bind the crumbs…if you close
your fist, there should be a tight fistful of crumbs.
 

 

Now the crumb mix into the pie dish, you can use a spring form dish or a simple glass dish will do.

 

 

Layer and oppress the crumbs to form the shell, now pop it
into the fridge to chill while you do the rest of the (hardly) laborious job of
making the filling.The remaining crumbs into some glasses and pop them into the
fridge too.

 

Now the cream, lightly whip it up, UHT generally needs to be
brought together.

If you have fresh cream…whip that up a little ,you need a little body…the condensed milk will not allow you any air.

 

Now the condensed milk in, blend.

 

It seems a little thin, but will thicken as you add the
lemon juice. The condensed milk is curdling and this will allow the pie to set.
 

Add as much lemon juice as you can tolerate. It must be TART! When the pie is cold, the tartness will complement the pie. See ,thick…

 

Now mix in…

The pie is ready to go into the oven? No fridge!

 

6 hours later…that was kiwi jelly….
 

 

A little toothpick works the magic.
 

 

A bit of whipped cream…and wow!
 

 

This one pie  has
since been made many times over…we made this about 10 day ago, but Bhavna had a
major lunch to host and this was one of the desserts. So at her insistence…I waited
to post…
 
Call your grocer…and surprise your family tonight. You won’t
have leftovers.
 
So what are you baking today??
Vol-Au-Vents / Bite Sized Canapés
Basant Panchami Meethe Chawal-Yellow Rice -Zarda

8 comments

  1. Anonymous says:

    Do you mean lime instead of lemon?

  2. deepa says:

    Hi Shalini – I'm a huge fan of your website and usually manage to get the recipes right. But I must've done something wrong with this one, because the pie just wouldn't set even after overnight in the fridge! I put in the freezer for a couple of hours but no luck. So, I baked it at 180 degree Celsius for 30 mins….and voila, perfect cheese cake consistency! Just thought I'd share this in case any others have the same problem 🙂

  3. Sweet says:

    hi deepa…
    thanks for the insight…I hope th e pie tasted as good…next time try increasing the lemon juice…the idea is for the milk and the acid to react and set the pie…
    I'll try ur way too …thanx for stopping by!
    cheers!

  4. Sweet says:

    hi deepa…
    thanks for the insight…I hope th e pie tasted as good…next time try increasing the lemon juice…the idea is for the milk and the acid to react and set the pie…
    I'll try ur way too …thanx for stopping by!
    cheers!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Cn d cream b replaced by whipping cream.whip it up n den follow d recipe d same way?

  6. Sweet says:

    Hey…no..the milk fat makes the pie set
    ..milk fat and the lime jiice chemical reaction. ..
    Cheers

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