Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TWD - Creamiest lime cream meringue pie


This week's TWD recipe, chosen by Linda of Tender Crumb, had me licking my lips with glee. She chose Dorie's creamiest lime cream meringue pie, a dish which combines two of my favourite things - citrus and meringue, with a dash of ginger. Kah-zing!

I was fortunate in that a lady from work grows limes and gave me a big bag of juicy specimens, so I had plenty of limes on hand to make this. Thanks Lindy!

This pie did not disappoint - it was absolutely scrumptious. I shut my eyes to all the butter in it, figuring it is not every day that you get to eat something like this:


Tempted? Linda will have the recipe. And to give yourself pie envy, check out the
TWD blogroll this week.

21 comments:

Tammy said...

I loved this too. I actually cut out half the butter and it was still lovely and creamy

Cakelaw said...

Hi Tammy, I thought it tasted marvellous pre-butter, but put it in because I figured Dorie must have her reasons. I loved this!

Jennifer said...

Your pie looks delicious!!!

How lucky to have been given home grown limes! That's wonderful!

veron said...

Oh wow, what a creamy pie indeed!

Gloria said...

Heyy Cakelaw this lime meringue pay look awesome!!! beauty! gloria

Pamela said...

Looks wonderful. I didn't make it yet, and I'm not sure if I'll get to it. I certainly hope to, though.

jillbert said...

How nice to get a bag of limes. I wonder what this would taste like with all the butter, but I couldn't shut my eyes to it, so I used less. It sounds like you really loved it!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

i used to hate meringue so intensely, with great passion...but recently i just realised that it was simply because i didn't eat meringue with all the extras which came with it. something citrusy made meringue taste perfect.

I'd love to devour this meringue pie...

natalia said...

Wonderful ! you are right not every day we get to have such a dessert !

Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella said...

Am I tempted? Hell yes! :P I made a lemon meringue pie on the weekend and I can imagine a lime meringue pie would be equally as gorgeous :)

steph- whisk/spoon said...

delicious--especially with homegrown limes! how lucky!

Kim said...

This looks fantastic. I have a friend that brings lemons but I'll have to find me a lime friend.

isa said...

Beautiful lime pie!
Nicely done!

pinkstripes said...

Your pie looks great! I'm glad it was a success.

Maria said...

Looks so tasty!

Jacque said...

I agree, citrus and meringue are a perfect match.

Yours looks wonderful!

Cakelaw said...

Hi Jennifer, I know - wasn't I lucky!

Hi Veron, I think next time I will leave out some of the butter, but it was sooooo good.

Thanks Gloria - it is a beauty of a recipe.

Hi Pamela, good luck!

Hi Jill, It is amazing how I can pretend when I have to - but next time I will take the tip of others and leave out at least some of the butter.

Eureka Rita! Do try this - it is wonderful.

Hi Natalia, thanks :)

Hi Lorraine, hope you post about your lemon meringue pie soon.

Hi Steph, I was lucky indeed.

LOL Kim - we all need both ;)

Thanks Isabelle :)

Thanks Wendy - I liked this dessert (too much!).

Hi Maria, it was - and I love citrus!

Hi Jacque, a perfect pairing of sweet and sour - - and thanks :)

Kayte said...

We loved this, too...I only made a half-size (7" pan) b/c I thought the guys wouldn't be all that interested in it...boy, was I ever wrong...they polished it off in one sitting. I kid you not. Yours looks great...and what I wouldn't give for a lady to give me a bunch of limes she grew!

margot said...

Looks fantastic! I only made a quarter recipe and wish I had more. I did reduce the butter a bit, but this combination was so wonderful that I'd suffer a few extra calories.

TeaLady said...

So glad your pie worked out for you.

Lucky you to have a friend with limes, cauase good ones are hard to find.

Linda said...

I love the billowy meringue topping your pie - beautiful! I went all out using all of the butter in the recipe, but it was definitely worth the extra one...wait two hours on the treadmill.

Thanks for baking along with me this week! :)