Lime, ginger and passionfruit icebox pie

Lime, ginger and passionfruit icebox pie

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Citrus
Serves
6-8
Photographer
Mowie Kay

This cross between a no-bake cheesecake and a Key lime pie is my stepdaughter Lilly’s favourite. This is lucky for me, as every Christmas we have a lot of offcuts from making gingerbread houses that end up pulverized and stored in the freezer ready to use for bases, as here. You can make little individual ones instead if you prefer.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient

For the base

Quantity Ingredient
200g gingernut biscuits
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
50g butter, melted

For the filling

Quantity Ingredient
150g cream cheese
50ml double cream
200g condensed milk, plus 2 tablespoons
4 limes, finely grated zest
100ml lime juice
1 egg white, beaten until stiff

To serve

Quantity Ingredient
250ml whipping or double cream
1 tablespoon icing sugar
2-3 passionfruit

Method

  1. Crush the gingernut biscuits until they resemble fine breadcrumbs, either in a food processor or by putting them in a plastic bag and bashing with a rolling pin. Put into a bowl, stir in the spices, pour over the butter, mix well, then press into a 23cm round tart tin, preferably a loose-bottomed one. Put into the freezer for a few minutes while you make the filling.
  2. Put the cream cheese in a bowl and break up with a wooden spoon. In a separate bowl, very lightly whip the cream to soft peaks. Add the condensed milk and the lime zest and juice to the cream cheese, and beat with an electric hand-held whisk until smooth. Gently fold in the whipped cream and the beaten egg white.
  3. Pour the mixture over the cooled ginger base, then freeze for several hours. Remove from the freezer 10 minutes before you want to serve it. Whip the cream for serving with the icing sugar, then pile into the centre of the pie. Drizzle over the passionfruit seeds and pulp. Serve immediately.
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