Key Lime Pie for Jeremy

Step by step recipe:

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    Squeeze 4 limes, which should give you about 125 ml of juice.
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    Add the zest of one lime to the juice.

    Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).
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    Put 4 egg yolks into a food-processor bowl.
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    Beat on maximum speed for about 5 minutes until the yolks plump up a little in volume.
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    Reduce the beater speed slightly and slowly pour in 400 g sweetened condensed milk.
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    Reduce the beater speed further and slowly pour in the lime juice and zest.
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    Continue beating for a few more minutes until the mixture is fairly light.
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    Pour this filling into the tart case.
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    Cook for 10-15 minutes, just until the filling sets (check this by shaking the dish gently from side to side).
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    Leave to cool, then cover with stretch plastic film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
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    Just before serving, cover the top with rosettes of Chantilly (whipped cream).
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    Your Key lime pie is ready.
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    You can replace if you prefer, like Jeremy, Chantilly cream by a meringue French or Italian, so in that case brown the top like in a pear and lime meringue pie.

Remarks:

This recipe is very well known in the USA and is typical of the South. There are many different variations: with meringue topping instead of cream, crushed biscuits and butter instead of pastry, etc.

You can find mediocre versions all over Florida. These are ususally over-sweet, artificially flavoured and green coloured. Now, a good Key lime pie is not green!

Source:

Based on a recipe by Stephanie Jaworski.

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