Recipe of the month: Key lime pie

Will says:”if I’m ever stuck for an pudding idea for a summer BBQ or dinner party I know the Key lime pie will always be a firm favourite amongst my guests, with the great British weather temperamental as ever this delicious recipe is warming enough for a rainy evening but refreshing enough for a warm summer soiree”

Minutes to Prepare: 2 hours
Number of Servings: 12

375g/12oz plain or sweetmeal digestive biscuits, crushed
150g/5oz unsalted butter
grated zest and juice of 8 large limes
570ml/1 pint double cream
1 x 397g/14oz can sweetened condensed milk
crystalised lime zest, to decorate

1.Melt the butter in a small pan and stir in the crushed biscuits. Lightly press into the base of a 23cm/9in deep loosed-bottomed fluted flan tin. Chill whilst preparing the filling.

2.To prepare the filling: place the lime juice into a large bowl, add the cream and condensed milk. Whisk for 1-2 minutes. Add the lime zest and lightly stir. Pour onto the prepared biscuit base. Place onto a tray and chill in the fridge for 1-2 hours.

3.Decorate with crystalized lime zest and serve.

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