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Key Lime Pie

Chef Damiano Carrara of Carrara Bakeries is making a traditional dessert with a delicious lime zest.
Key Lime Pie
Ingredients for Crumbled Crust
  • 100g Butter (7 TBSP)
  • 100g Almond Flour (1 Cup)
  • 100g 00 Flour (7/8 Cup)
  • 100g Granulated Sugar (1/2 Cup)
Ingredients for Filling
  • 4 Egg Yolks
  • 415g Condensed Milk (1 1/3 Cup)
  • 40g Lime Juice (2 1/2 TBSP)
  • Lime zest from one lime
Ingredients for Italian Meringue
  • 140g Water ( 1/2 Cup)
  • 450g Granulated Sugar (3 cups)
  • 120g Dextrose (1/3 Cup)
  • 240g Egg White (1 Cup)
Ingredients for Decoration
  • Glucose to attach the cake to the cake pad
  • Lime Zest
  • Lime Segments

DIRECTIONS

For the Crust:
Knead all the ingredients (butter, flour 00, sugar and almond flour) in a mixer using paddle attachment. As soon as the dough is combined bake it, cover it and let it chill in the fridge for 30 minutes. Next roll it out to 1/4 inch and place in tart pan.

For filling:
Squeeze the lemons and lime until you get a total of 80 gr of juice. Add the lime zest to the juice. Whisk egg yolk in mixer. Then add the condensed milk to the egg yolks. Finally, add the juice previously prepared to your egg mixture while the mixer is constantly mixing.

Bake:
Heat the oven to 350 °. Take the crust out of the freezer and roll the dough into the cake pan and press it with your fingers until you get a uniform base and edges. Poke holes in the bottom using a fork, and bake for 10 minutes. Once baked, fill it with the prepared filling. Put the cake back in the oven for another 15 minutes. After cooked, refrigerate until cooled.

For the Meringue:
Cook water and sugar on the stove; as soon as it reaches 239F begin to whip the egg whites in separate mixer. As it is mixing, add your dextrose to the egg white mixture. Then, when the water and sugar reach 250F, add it to your egg white mixture, continuously whipping until cool.

Decoration:
Remove the cake from the mold, put a drop of glucose on your cake disk so it does not slide. Place the cake on the disk, with the meringue make rosettes around the edge of the cake and a rosette in the center of the cake. Grate the peel of the lime on the top of the meringue. Finally place the lime segments on top.

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