Torta de Limão
(Lime and condensed milk dessert)

A wonderful combination of sweet and tart...and easy to prepare to boot!

For the crust:

1 package of biscoito de Maizena

1 stick butter or Margarine

Or you can buy a prepared Graham Cookie crust...

For the filling:

2 cans of sweetened condensed milk

2 cans of Nestlé or Parmalat table cream

1 cup of fresh lime juice or less (you will test for tartness)

Preheat oven to 350°. In a pie dish (9-inch, round Pyrex is perfect), crumble Maizena cookies well and mix with the butter or margarine to form a crust. (If you want to cheat, buy a prepared Graham Cookie pie crust and bake it according to directions.) Bake crust for 10 minutes. Let cool. Meanwhile, blend together the condensed milk and cream and add lime juice to taste. How much lime juice depends on your taste or tolerance for tartness! Pour into crust and refrigerate for about four hours. Sprinkle with a bit of lime zest before serving. Serves at least six dessert lovers. Ideal for a hot summer day!

Maria's Cookbook