Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TWD: Creamiest Lime Cream Meringue Pie


This week’s Tuesdays With Dorie treat was Creamiest Lime Cream Meringue Pie. Of the desserts of the August schedule, I think this is the one I had been looking forward to most, and I ended up barely making it on time! I am a perpetual procrastinator and can never make the recipes weeks in advance, even if I’m excited about them. I usually am able to finish the “assignment” by Sunday. Sadly, this was not the week for a last-minute recipe, due to two longish chilling times. Luckily, the recipe was fairly simple, though it took seemingly forever for my tiny bowl of cream to reach 180 degrees and I could not strain the filling at all. I don’t know if the cream got too thick or if my strainer was too fine, but I don’t think a little lime zest ever hurt anyone.



I think this may be the very first time I’ve written up my TWD post without having tasted the final product. Even so, I am giving it a preliminary 8.5 for Deliciousness, since I tried the lime cream and it was incredible, tart and creamy – too perfect. I could have eaten the whole bowl (it was only a quarter recipe) of it by itself. I also adore graham cracker crusts and meringue, so I’m sure it’ll be wonderful, though sadly I will have to contend with “weepy meringue” as Dorie calls it, since I’m not eating the pie the day it’s made. I gave this recipe a 3 for Effort, which works out to an EDR of 2.83. Many thanks to Linda of Tender Crumb for selecting this yummy treat. You can find the recipe HERE on Linda’s site and see what the other bakers thought by visiting the TWD blogroll. And please scroll down to the next post to enter my giveaway!

10 comments:

jillbert said...

I bet you liked it when you tasted it! It looks great, and the dish you have it in is great.

spike. said...

hope you like it despite any weepy meringue!

JoAnn Freda said...

Wow, that is one big puffy meringue! I love your presentation.

Leslie said...

That meringue looks so good it could make a meringue avoider like me crave it! Making a small quantity of this one was challenging but you really pulled it off!

Amanda said...

That looks great, and I absolutely love that little dish. I need to get some new dishes LOL

Clivia said...

How did you get the meringue to pile so high? Looks wonderful.

Linda said...

Your pie looks fantastic - hope you were able to eventually enjoy it!

Thanks for baking along with me this week! :)

TeaLady said...

adorable little tart. I bet it ws delicious.

Megan said...

I made 1/4 of the recipe, too - and I left all the lime zest in. I think it made it taste better, anyways.

Jacque said...

I'm a somewhat recovered procrastinat-oholic, so I totally understand.

It sure looks good. Hopefully you enjoyed it.