Matcha Key Lime Pie

By Katie Wells

Take a lesson from health blogger Katie Wells and try protein- and nutrient-rich dishes from her latest tome The Wellness Mama Cookbook.

Makes one 9-inch pie

INGREDIENTS

  • • ¼ cup almond flour
  • • ¼ cup coconut flour
  • • ¼ cup coconut sugar
  • • 1 egg
  • • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • • 4 tbsp (½ stick) unsalted butter, melted
  • • 2 cups sweetened condensed milk (see note following the recipe)
  • • zest and juice of 8 organic limes
  • • 4 egg yolks
  • • 1 tsp matcha green tea powder

METHOD

  1. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  2. Place the almond and coconut flours, sugar, egg, vanilla and butter in a food processor and pulse until mixed. If needed, add a little bit of water to make it moist enough to form a ball of dough. Press the dough into a 9-inch pie pan.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the condensed milk, lime zest and juice, egg yolks and matcha powder and pour into the prepared crust.
  4. Bake for about 15 minutes, or until starting to set but not solid. Remove and let cool. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving.

Note: To make enough homemade sweetened condensed milk for this recipe, simmer 3 cups whole milk in a medium saucepan. Add 1 cup unrefined sugar and simmer on a very low heat for 3 hours, until reduced by half. Let cool and use.

Katie Wells, mother of six young children, compiles into book form what she has learned since creating her popular website Wellness Mama. The online resource -- where she curates healthy recipes, natural remedies and DIY beauty products -- has become a go-to for busy moms. And her tome The Wellness Mama Cookbook is an equally useful resource for those looking to put healthier, flavourful meals on the table. – CHRIS DANIELS


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