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Lime and Lemon Pie

Ruchira Hoon
30 minutes
Prep Time
40 minutes
Cook Time
10 People
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ABOUT Lime and Lemon Pie RECIPE

A delicious pie that's made with lots of butter, sugar and lemon juice

Recipe Tags

  • Veg
  • Medium
  • Dinner Party
  • American
  • Blending
  • Baking
  • Boiling
  • Dessert

Ingredients Serving: 10

  1. For the base/short crust pastry:
  2. 2 cups flour
  3. 110 grams cold butter
  4. 1 tsp sugar
  5. 1/2 tsp Salt
  6. 1 whole egg
  7. 1/4- 1/2 cup very cold water
  8. For the lemon filling
  9. 3 whole eggs
  10. 1 cup sugar
  11. 100 grams butter
  12. 1/2 cup Cream
  13. 1 tblsp lemon / lime zest
  14. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  15. 2 springs of mint
  16. A pinch of salt
  17. For the topping
  18. Lemon slices
  19. 1 tsp lemon zest
  20. sprigs of fresh mint


  1. Start by preparing the short crust pastry. In a large bowl mix together the flour, salt and sugar. Add in the butter and with your hands, crumble the flour and butter together till it resembles coarse bread crumbs.
  2. Beat the whole egg and add into the flour mix. With the help of some ice cold water, bring together the dough. Do NOT knead. This will keep the pastry flaky.
  3. Flatten and wrap in a cling film. And let it rest in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  4. While the dough is chilling, make the filling. Place the eggs, lemon juice, sugar and lemon zest onto a double boiler. Whisk until the eggs start changing colour. This should take about 10 minutes.
  5. As the eggs thicken, turn off the heat and stir in the butter, mint, salt and cream. Remove and cool in the refrigerator until you're ready to assemble the pie
  6. Roll out the short crust dough to fit the tin. Bake it blind for 20 minutes at 190 degree centigrade on a pre-heated oven. And open for an additional 15 minutes.
  7. Set aside and cool. Fill in the lemon filling. Chill for atleast 2 hours. Top with lemon slices, lemon zest and mint just before serving.

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