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!