randall’s amazing key lime slice

This slice is absolutely delicious. Randall is an American from Georgia who discovered New Zealand quite by accident and now calls New Zealand home. He grows limes on his property and his key lime slice is a tribute to his grandmother and the key limes they brought home from their vacation in Key West as a young boy. This slice is deliciously tart and perfect for the summer.

2 cups finely ground biscuit crumbs (reserve ¼ cup to sprinkle before serving)
1/2 cup sugar
150g unsalted butter, melted
4 large egg yolks
2 tsp finely grated lime zest
2/3 cup fresh Key lime juice or any fresh lime or lemon (include I kaffir lime for kick!)
85g traditional cream cheese

1/4 cup cream

200g condensed milk
2 Key limes, cut in half length-wise and thinly sliced into half-moons

 

Crust

  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees C.
  2. Stir together biscuit crumbs, sugar, and butter in a small bowl.
  3. Press evenly onto bottom of an 20-cm square glass baking dish.
  4. Bake 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack (leave oven on)

 

Filling

  1. Put egg yolks, cream, cream cheese and lime zest in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Mix on high speed until very thick, about 5 minutes. Reduce speed to medium.
  2. Add condensed milk in a slow, steady stream, mixing constantly. Raise speed to high; mix until thick, about 3 minutes. Reduce speed to low.
  3. Add lime juice; mix until just combined.
  4. Spread filling evenly over crust using a spatula. Bake, rotating dish halfway through, until filling is just set, about 10-15 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate at least 4 hours (or overnight).  Cut into 5-by-5-cm bars. Garnish bars with a dollop of whipped cream and a slice of lime and sprinkle with reserved crumbs.

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