Week Fifteen (eventually) – Mary Berry’s Key Lime Pie

Mary Berry's Key Lime PieWeek fifteen and I have eventually managed to blog about it. It hasn’t been the best of weeks for various reasons ………

Ok, Mary Berry’s Key Lime Pie. Mary makes it in a similar way to her Lemon Meringue Pie and that went well so I made the biscuit base with confidence and put it in the fridge to set. The topping required the juice of four limes mixed with condensed milk and double cream. Well as much as I have been loving Mary’s recipes, they are very much on the rich side and as I have been watching my cholesterol intake and wanted to try some of this, I added the lime juice to “light” condensed milk and half fat creme fraiche and it seemed to work well. This also went into the fridge to set and then I had to remove it from the tin to add the final topping.

Mary asks you to whip the remaining double cream and add it to the pie and sprinkle the rind of a lime over the top. Well, I added the remaining creme fraiche which you can’t whip and mixed the grated lime rind to it. It may not look so spectacular but it’s better for the waistline.

Kim's lighter version of Key Lime Pie

The weekend is approaching fast and the christmas cake recipe is calling, so watch this space…….