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

Keywords for this recipe:TartLimeKey limeMeringueFlorida
For 1 pie, you will need:

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Time required for this recipe:
PreparationRestingCookingStart to finish
1 hour 35 min.2 hours15 min.3 hours 50 min.
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Step by step recipe


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

Stage 2 - 5 min.
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy : Photo of step #2
Squeeze 4 limes, which should give you about 125 ml of juice.

Stage 3 - 2 min.
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy : Photo of step #3
Add the zest of one lime to the juice.

Preheat the oven to 180°C (360°F).

Stage 4
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy : Photo of step #4
Put 4 egg yolks into a food-processor bowl.

Stage 5 - 5 min.
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy : Photo of step #5
Beat on maximum speed for about 5 minutes until the yolks plump up a little in volume.

Stage 6 - 3 min.
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy : Photo of step #6
Reduce the beater speed slightly and slowly pour in 400 g sweetened condensed milk.

Stage 7 - 3 min.
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy : Photo of step #7
Reduce the beater speed further and slowly pour in the lime juice and zest.

Stage 8
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy : Photo of step #8
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.
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy : Photo of step #10
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
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy : Photo of step #11
Leave to cool, then cover with stretch plastic film and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Stage 12 - 15 min.
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy : Photo of step #12
Just before serving, cover the top with rosettes of Chantilly (whipped cream).

Stage 13
Key Lime Pie for Jeremy : Photo of step #13
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!
Keeping
A few hours in the fridge, protected with plastic film.
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).
How much will it cost?
  • For 1 pie : 5.82 €

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Note : These prices are only approximate.
Source
Based on a recipe by Stephanie Jaworski.
This recipe uses (among others)
Chantilly creamChantilly cream: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Ice-cream Vacherin, Peach and blackcurrant sundae, Chouquettes, Pear verbena tarts, Diplomat cream, ... All
Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée)Sweetcrust pastry (pâte sablée): You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: Flaked almond tart, Apricot and almond cream tart, Lemon tart, Parisian-style chocolate custard tart, Croute à thé, ... All
LimeLime: You can get more informations, or check-out other recipes which use it, for example: "Land and sea" kebabs, Tex-Mex chicken burger, Confit Victoria pineapple with honey and spices, Lime confectioner's custard (pastry cream), Avocado with Sautéed Prawns , ... All
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  • Thank you, I will try this recipe soon. I always try your recipes.
    Manal
    Posted by Manal september 30th 2012 at 12:32 (n° 1)
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