BURKINA FASO PEACE CORPS KEY LIME PIE

 

“In Burkina Faso when I was there, Peace Corps volunteers had developed a recipe for a very rich dessert made from things available there. It can likely be adapted for other locales, but probably being far away from favorite comfort food enhances the flavor. I can't imagine making this in the United States.”

a 1000-gram can of Bonnet Bleu sweetened condensed milk

the juice of 5 to 7 citrons

crumbled butter cookies or shortbread cookies

one or two more crumbled cookies

 

Mix the contents of a 1000-gram can of Bonnet Bleu sweetened condensed milk with the juice of 5 to 7 citrons (little lemon-lime fruits that grow here). Pour the mixture into a pan that is lined with crumbled butter cookies or shortbread cookies and top with one or two more crumbled cookies. That's all there is to it. It will sort of set up by itself in an hour or two (some principle of science about acid and milk or something), but having a refrigerator can improve this process.
You don't really want to know the nutritional content of this light little snack, but we figure it is about half fat and half sugar. I prefer to think of it as a good source of calcium and vitamin C.

Serves 6.

 

country : Burkina Faso

course : baking

 

source : Patty McDuffy [IRE_Tag]