Monday, August 24, 2009

TWD - Creamiest Lime Cream Meringue Pie

Growing up, one of my mother's go-to desserts was Lemon Meringue Pie. We (I always seemed to pry myself away from a book when dessert was being made) would use the ready made Graham cracker pie crust and real lemon juice (from the bottle). She could quickly whip it up add the meringue topping and quickly put in the oven as we were clearing the dinner dishes. I loved it!
I haven't had this quick and easy Lemon Meringue Pie in years as my mother now uses fresh lemons and pie dough crust versus the ingredients of my childhood. I've been thinking about making that pie all summer. So I was excited when I saw that this week's recipe for Tuesdays with Dorie was The Creamiest Lime Cream Meringue Pie.

I just got back from my family reunion so I opted not to make the crust. Hey Keebler never failed me before.



I really like this recipe because it has few ingredients and was easy to make. I used a double boiler for the cream and to my surprise, it thickened up rather quickly. (It did take me 16 minutes to get to 180 degrees versus the recipe's 10 minutes). Straining the lime zest was a slight pain as my first strainer clogged. Fortunately I have 2 so I didn't have to stop to clean the first one.

The one thing that I never do with any meringue pie I make, is put it back in the refrigerator after browning. I'm now a convert! With this pie, the meringue didn't "sweat" or shrink as it often does for me the day after baking.

This is definitely something I will make again! For the recipe, please visit Linda of Tender Crumb and then visit the rest of the Tuesday with Dorie bakers for alternate versions of this pie.

11 comments:

  1. Gorgeous shot of your slice- it looks perfect! Yay for meringue that doesn't shrink!

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  2. There is nothing wrong with a little help from the Keebler Elves! That pie looks gorgeous! I love how high the cream is!

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  3. Pie looks great. Nice having Elves in the kit, huhn?

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  4. I totally forgot about putting it in the fridge, LOL. If I would have, I might have gotten as beautiful of slices as you did. Wow, that looks like a magazine slice :)

    Nice work!

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  5. Great picture, it looks delicious!

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  6. Your pie is gorgeous! Beautiful photos!

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  7. Thank you for the compliments ladies! I have to admit, I was surprised that I was able to cut such a nice piece of pie. (and it was the 2nd piece cut, not the 1st) LOL.

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  8. Wow, your pie turned out marvelous! Mine kind of blobbed out on me. Your meringue looks fantastic too.
    Thank you for your comment regarding my job situation. I hope we both come out of it with a better and brighter opportunity! =)

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  9. that's sooo yummy looking. great job!

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  10. Lemon or lime, we love citrus. This is great for the weekend's bbq's. :)

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