Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TWD: Creamiest Lime Cream Meringue Pie

Behold: the slice of pie. This pie disappeared too quickly. Next time I will try a graham cracker crust among other variations.


This could be called Fast 'n Easy Lime Meringue pie. Once the components were prepared, it only took minutes to actually make the pie.

The pie crust was made this morning, in the 45 minutes between walking the dog and going to Costco with my neighbor. It certainly had time to cool.

The luscious lime-ginger filling was made last Saturday. Contrary to what many other TWD bakers said, my filling thickened in less than five minutes and was pretty darn solid after being refrigerated. I whipped it with the 'meringued' beaters to get it refluffed.

There are so many leftover egg whites occupying space in my refrigerator, so it was wonderful to be able to use some up. I add a pinch or so of cream of tartar along with the sugar, and they reached firm & glossy quickly, whereupon I used the beaters to whip up the aforementioned filling.

Next, the filling was spread into the well-cooled pie shell.

The meringue layer was attached.

Then, I refilled my trusty torch and proceeded to fire away.

Thanks to Linda of Tender Crumb for using one of my favorite ingredients: limes. My tree is prolific, so any chance I have to use the fruit is a good one.

While I know each pie component tastes delicious, the ultimate test will have to wait until after dinner tonight. (Biscuits with sausage gravy have been requested.) If possible, I will post a pie-slice photo tomorrow. Meanwhile, wander over to the
TWD blog to read about everyone else's opinions.


Megan said...

You make it look and sound so easy.

And for you, I'm sure it was! Seriously, this wasn't difficult at all - and super delicious too!

Teanna said...

This was a quick one to assemble! Great job!

The Food Librarian said...

I'm jealous of your 3 minute cream! :) This pie looks great. I hope it tasted good too!

Jacque said...

Mmm, looks perfect! Your meringue is perfectly toasted.

P.S. congrats on your Pies with That win. According to the schedule on the right hand side of the YWPWT site, it looks like you pick November's pie.

pinkstripes said...

Your pie looks fantastic. I bet the taste was outstanding.

Kayte said...

I thought I did pretty darn good with my meringue and then I saw yours and thought, "Hmmm...not so much...THIS one is perfect!" Yep, yours looks pretty perfect, so no wonder it disappeared so fast. Ours did, too, unfortunately as I made a 7" thinking the guys would not be all that interested (no chocolate involved and all), but was I wrong...I had one small, and I mean small piece, and they finished the rest off in one sitting. Go figure. Still reading the Winspear books you recommended about Maisie Dobbs...think I am on the last one (there are 5 right?).

Linda said...

Ooohhh...you have a lime tree? You are one lucky lady Judy! I liked how your described your timeline, as it shows that with a little advanced prep work, that this pie is pretty easy to assemble.

Thanks for baking along with me this week!