Torta de limão in Portuguese is a Lime Pie with sweetened condensed milk, which is often used in Brazilian desserts & also not missing in this delicious pie.
Recipe for Torta de limão:
For the dough:
- 2 cups flour
- 2/3 cup sugar
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- 100 g butter at room temperature
- 4 egg yolks
Mix all dry ingredients in a bowl. Add the butter and the egg yolks. Work the dough with your hands and wrap it in cling. Put it in the refrigerator while you prepare the lime cream.
For the lime cream:
- 300 ml sweetened condensed milk
- 75 ml lime juice (2-3 limes)
Before you squeeze the lime you can grate the zest if you want. It tastes nice in the lemon cream and you can decorate your pie later with it.
Mix the sweetened condensed milk and lime juice in a bowl.
Prepare a baking tin or tart pan with butter or a baking parchment and spread the dough. You can roll the dough before putting it or you use your hands to spread the dough. Fill it with the lime cream. Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F and bake the pie for about 35 minutes.
Keep it in refrigerator and serve cold. You can decorate as you wish with lime zest or slices.