Lime pie with coconut base (gluten free of course)

There are two parts to this story: Firstly, it was my birthday last week and tradition at my workplace dictates that is you want cake on your birthday you have to make it yourself! Also, even if we were in the habit of making a cake for someone else I would be plum out of luck cause baking gluten free is hard (apparently).

Secondly, my beloved’s workplace has a huge lime tree littering the place with green grenades of goodness. There is only one logical conclusion- lime pie!

Filling*:
4 egg yolks
1 tin sweetened condensed milk (400g or thereabouts)
1/2 cup lime juice
zest from the limes above

Base:
3 cups dessicated coconut
1/4 cup butter, melted
1/4 cup sugar

To make filling:
Beat together egg yolks and zest and then add in the liquids. Mix till well combined. Set aside till you have done the base.

To make base:
Mix coconut and sugar together and add butter. Mix together and then pack tightly into a well greased pie dish. Blind bake at 180deg cel for about 10 minutes or until brown. Pour over the filling and bake again at 180 deg cel til wobbly but not runny.

Hey presto! An easy gluten free pie 🙂

Enjoy.

 

* This is a generic filling recipe- I looked at several websites and they all seemed remarkably similar. This one is most similar to Reluctant Gourmet with mine being a tonne better cause I can eat it.

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