Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Key Lime Pie - No bake!

A beautiful dessert to bring out for a dinner party table that is sure to impress!
Confession, before this recipe I had never had a key lime pie, nor did I know what a key lime was! My research tells me that key limes are grown in the Florida Keys and they have a stronger aroma with a more tart taste, something I'd like to try one day. Unfortunately in the UK it's highly unlikely I'll be able to get my hands on any key limes, so regular limes it was for this zesty pie! 

I love a no-bake dessert, and this one really is so simple. You don't even need to make it the night before like some desserts, you can make it in the morning and then have it out and gobbled up in the evening. In some recipes, key lime pie can be topped with meringue or whipped cream, I chose the latter because of time but I think a delicious meringue would work just as well. Also I should note, don't be put off by the ingredients, they're not your usual pie fillings but once you throw everything in a blender it tastes so good! I didn't even tell my Mum what was in it as she's usually very weird with alternative ingredients and she ate it before I had mine! :)

Check out my other no-bake recipes for more inspiration!


Recipe

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: N/a - chill in the freezer 2+ hours
Serves: 6-8

Ingredients

Base
300g Digestive biscuits - make sure vegan
115g Vegan butter
Filling
200g Silken tofu
1 large avocado
150g Caster sugar
55g Melted coconut oil
Juice of 4 limes
Zest of 2 limes


Method

✿Grease a 9 inch pie dish and set aside. Add the biscuits to a food processor and pulse into crumb, or add the biscuits to a zip-lock bag and use a rolling pin to mash them into crumbs. ✿Melt the butter in a microwave and then add this along with the biscuits in a bowl and mix together till it sticks together. 
✿Press the mixture into the pie dish evenly making sure to go up the sides - I do this with my hands as I think it's easier but you could use a silicone spatula. Place in the fridge to set.
✿Make the filling. Add all of the ingredients into the food processor and pulse till combined and you have a smooth creamy texture. Adjust to taste by adding more sugar or lime zest depending on how you like it. 
✿Place in the freezer to set for about 2-3 hours, then place in the fridge at least 1 hour before serving. 
✿You can add some whipped cream on top, or more lime zest to finish. Enjoy!

Christina 
xx

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