Friday 12 May 2017

No Bake Key Lime Pie

Need a little zing in your desserts this summer? This recipe is for you. Key lime pie is a great classic American dessert. Using key limes, it's historically cooked with egg yolks, before being topped with meringue. This recipe, however, doesn't call for that. It's no bake, no hassle.

Using just your standard limes, condensed milk and cream you can make this citrusy heaven of a filling. The recipe doesn't call for a full can of condensed milk, leaving you with some to make an iced coffee, tea or blitz with an avocado for a delicious shake.

For readers based in Taiwan, check your fruit before you buy. As both lemons and limes look the same, it's important to make sure you're getting the right fruit. Simply have a scratch at the skin and take a good sniff.


Ingredients:                                                                                                             (Makes 8 portions)

(Biscuit base)

50g melted butter
100g digestive biscuits


270ml condensed milk
3 1/2 limes, zest and juice
200g double cream


1/2 lime
50g whipped cream

  • For the base, crush the digestive biscuits or pulse in a blender till fine. Add the melted butter and fully mix. Press into a lined 10 x 18cm tray with baking paper.
  • Leave the tray in a fridge to chill whilst you make the filling.
  • For the filling, whisk together the cream and the condensed milk. 
  • Add the lime zest and juice, the mixture will instantly start to thicken. 
  • Pour onto the biscuit base, flatten and chill in a fridge until set. (2-3 hours)
  • Once set remove from the tray and decorate with the whipped cream and remaining lime.



  1. I'm in the US. What is a digestive bisquit? Alternatives? Maybe graham crackers?

    1. The most popular alternative would be graham crackers, yes. Although many biscuits would work, only using different quantities of butter.


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