Lucuma Pie Recipe

This is an incredibly tasting dessert and it’s super simple (if you can find the damn fruits). While it isn’t the healthiest of sweets I do feel better that the shining ingredient is still technically a fruit.

Recipe credits: Our Peruvian foodie friends Flavia and Renzo
Preparation time: 50 minutes (plus 8 hours setting time)
Cooking time: None
Serves: 12

Ingredients

250g biscuits (your favourite ones – can be chocolate based and can be cream filled if you prefer – oreos would be delicious)
100g butter, melted
3 lúcumas, peeled and seeds removed
300g sweetened condensed milk
300g evaporated milk
15g gelatin powder or leaves
Cacao nibs and shaved dark chocolate (for decoration)

Method

To make the base:

1. Place your biscuits of choice into a blender/food processor and blend until a fine-medium crumb forms (it doesn’t matter if the crumb is not uniform but you don’t want any big chunks of biscuit)
2. Slowly mix the melted butter into the crumb, adding a little bit at a time, until the crumb holds together when you push it down with your fingers. The amount of butter you will need will vary depending on the type of biscuits you use
3. Place the crumb mixture into a pie dish. Press it down evenly into the sides and base of the dish, until it is uniform in thickness all over. Set aside

To make the filling

1. Place the lúcuma flesh, sweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk into a blender/food processor. Blend the ingredients together until the colour becomes uniform and the mixture is smooth. You may need to do this in batches depending on how big and powerful your food processor is. Add water to get the consistency right – thick enough to coat a spoon (similar to a crepe batter)
2. Place the gelatin in a bowl and add enough room temperature water to cover the gelatin. Stir
3. Place this in the microwave for approximately 50 seconds, stirring the mixture intermittently (2-3 times)
4. Stir a little bit of the lúcuma filling into the dissolved gelatin to cool it down
5. Then add this to the rest of the filling mixture and stir it through well
6. Pour the mixture onto the base and even it out (it shouldn’t take much)
7. Place it in the fridge for a minimum of 8 hours to set. 12 hours is better
8. Before serving, grate some rich South American chocolate over the top and a few cacao nibs add great texture

2 thoughts on “Lucuma Pie Recipe

    1. It is extremely indulgent and we’re completely in love with Lucuma! You’ll have to travel to Peru and try it for yourself.

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