Irish Shortbread Key Lime Pie

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Irish Shortbread Key Lime Pie

Ingredients for Shortbread:

3 cups of flour

1 1/2 cups of cornstarch

1 1/2 cups of confectioners’ sugar

5 sticks or 2 1/2 cups Kerrygold butter ( yes you read that right)

1 Teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Mix the butter, sugar and vanilla extract in a mixer until pale and fluffy. Sift the flour and cornstarch and gradually add to the mixture until a soft ball is formed.
  2. Press the dough into the pie pan. I had extra dough left and used the rest to make cookies.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees for 12-15 minutes. You may need to adjust the time.  Shortbread should be pale in color you do not want the crust to be browned.

Ingredients for Filling:

3 or 4 ounces of Key Lime juice – depending on how tart you like the filling.

1 – 14 ounce can of condensed milk

4 egg yolks

Directions:

  1. Mix condensed milk and egg yolks at low speed.
  2. Slowly add lime juice until well blended.
  3. Pour mixture into shortbread crust and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
  4. Refrigerate for several hours so filling is firm and completely cool.
  5. Top with whipped cream and enjoy!