Key Lime Pie for Jeremy


Key Lime Pie for Jeremy
Key Lime Pie is a famous speciality from the Keys region of southern Florida.

This delicious tart is usually made with Key limes - a special variety. But in this simplified version, normal limes will work perfectly well.
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Last modified on: September 30th 2012

For 1 pie, you will need:

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1 hour 35 min.2 hours15 min.3 hours 50 min.
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Keeping:

A few hours in the fridge, protected with plastic film.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 1 hour
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy : Photo of step #1

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Squeeze 4 limes, which should give you about 125 ml of juice.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
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Add the zest of one lime to the juice.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).

Stage 4
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Put 4 egg yolks into a food-processor bowl.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
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Beat on maximum speed for about 5 minutes until the yolks plump up a little in volume.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
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Reduce the beater speed slightly and slowly pour in 400 g sweetened condensed milk.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
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Reduce the beater speed further and slowly pour in the lime juice and zest.

Stage 8
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Continue beating for a few more minutes until the mixture is fairly light.

Stage 9 - 2 min.
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy : Photo of step #9
Pour this filling into the tart case.

Stage 10 - 15 min.
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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).

Stage 11 - 2 hours
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Leave to cool, then cover with stretch plastic film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Stage 12 - 15 min.
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Just before serving, cover the top with rosettes of Chantilly (whipped cream).

Stage 13
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Your Key lime pie is ready.

Stage 14
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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!

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,511 Kcal or 14,700 Kj75 gr368 gr193 gr
176 %29 %35 %29 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
256 Kcal or 1,072 Kj5 gr27 gr14 gr
13 %2 %3 %2 %
Per pie
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
3,511 Kcal or 14,700 Kj75 gr368 gr193 gr
176 %29 %35 %29 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Based on a recipe by Stephanie Jaworski.

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Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Strawberry Verveine Tart , Rum babas, Pavlova, Chouquettes, Belle-helene in a glass, ... All
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Egg yolkEgg yolk: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Confectioner's custard (Crème pâtissière, or French pastry cream), Real custard sauce (crème anglaise), Smoked eggs, Quiche Lorraine, Hollandaise sauce, ... All

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