How to Decorate a Key Lime Pie

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How to Decorate a Key Lime Pie
Garnish a key lime pie with fresh lime slices. (Lime Slices image by KCpixs from

Key lime pie is made with fresh key lime juice, egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk. The pie features a smooth, custard-style consistency and a refreshing sweet-tart taste. Key lime pie, which is typically made in a graham cracker crust, is topped with a generous portion of whipped cream. Although the pie is simple to make, it has a rich flavour. Decorate a pale yellow key lime pie with fresh lime slices to add a bright pop of colour to the dessert.

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Things you need

  • One cup of heavy whipping cream
  • Mixing bowl
  • Electric mixer or metal whisk
  • 1 or 2 tbsp granulated sugar
  • Spoon
  • Pastry bag with a large star-shaped tip
  • Key or regular Persian limes
  • Sharp carving knife

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  1. 1

    Beat 1 cup of double cream in a mixing bowl with an electric mixer or a metal whisk. Add 1 or 2 tbsp of granulated sugar and beat the whipped cream until soft peaks form.

  2. 2

    Spoon the whipped cream into a pastry bag. Top the bag with a large star-shaped tip.

  3. 3

    Decorate the entire top of the key lime pie with dollops of star-shaped whipped cream.

  4. 4

    Cut regular Persian or key limes into thin slices using a sharp carving knife. Cut the slices in half, forming half-moon shapes.

  5. 5

    Place the lime slices, rind-side up, around the perimeter of the pie, nestling them between the whipped cream and the crust. Each pie slice will feature at least one or two lime slices as a vibrant garnish.

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