Monday, August 22, 2011

Key Lime Pie w/ Ginger & Coconut Crust

Key Lime Pie has been on my list of many things to make for a long time now. I dont believe I have actually ever tried a Key Lime Pie, but for some reaons this creamy, sweet yet tart dessert has always caught my eye in recipe books.

As usual, a recipe which is a little different from the norm always appeals to me, so when I spotted a recipe for a Key Lime Pie with Ginger & Coconut Crust I knew it was the one for me.

I hope you enjoy this super easy recipe as much as I did.

Key Lime Pie adapted from The Capitol Baker and Joy of Baking

Key Lime Pie
For the Crust:
1 cup digestive biscuit crumbs
1/2 cup ginger snap biscuit crumbs
1/4 cup desiccated coconut
2 tablespoons caster sugar
90g butter, melted

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees C and spray a 9-inch (23cm) tart pan with non-stick spray.

Mix together the digestive biscuit crumbs, ginger snap crumbs, coconut, and butter until well combined. Press the mixture evenly into the tart pan and make sure to cover the bottom and sides. Bake for 10 minutes and remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Filling:
4 egg yolks
1 can (395g) sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh lime juice (approx 5 limes)
zest of 2 lime

In the bowl of your electric mixer, with the whisk attachment, beat the egg yolks until pale on high speed until fluffy (this took me about 3-4 minutes). Gradually add the condensed milk and beat until light and fluffy (3-5 minutes). Scrape down the sides of the bowl and then beat in the lime juice and zest on low speed.

Pour the filling over the cooled crust and bake for about 10 - 15 minutes, or until the filling is set. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool. Once it has completely cooled, cover and refrigerator for several hours or overnight.

For the Whipped Cream:
1 cup thickened cream
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp powdered sugar

Whip the cream, vanilla, and powdered sugar until nearly stiff. Spread the cream over the pie and serve.


  1. OMG, lovely pics and seems like a really easy recipe. Perfect for summer, thanks for sharing :)

  2. Oh it looks so yum - bookmarking it!

  3. Holy moly I love limes and have been looking for a simple key lime pie recipe. Definitely going on the 'to cook' list.

  4. Regular lime pie isn't the same as key lime. Using real key limes are key in a real keylime pie. I love the crust though.