Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TWD: Creamiest Lime Cream Meringue Pie

Tuesday, 08/25/09 at 5:33 PM

Lime pie is one of those desserts I never cared about. I always thought that it was too unsophisticated, made of instant pudding flavored with some-kind-of-pretend-citrus and smothered with frozen whipped cream, yikes! The brownie monster, however, always orders the lime pie when it's available on the menu. I never understood why until I had a taste of it at AJ's Seafood and Poboys about a couple of weeks ago. It was pretty kick ass, or at least the one I had there. But then again, everything I ever had at AJ's is very good, plus Bill the bartender and the rest of the crew there are awesome! Anyway, I am pretty psyched on trying my hand at my first lime pie, and the best Lime Cream Pie Recipe at that!

Still Tuesday, 08/25/09 at 10:57 PM

I hate to make excuses, but it's the end of the month, a.k.a. psycho-days at work, so I am running a little behind on my baking. Seems like my TWD will be Tuesday and Wednesday with Dorie this week! I'm halfway done though. The cream is 'chillin' like a villain' in the reefer right now. I will wake up early tomorrow, make the pie crust, whip the meringue and assemble the pie.

Mise en place was a breeze (so is clean-up). It took me almost 15 minutes to get the temperature to 180 degrees F. I used two strainers on top of the other since I do not want any of the zest to be in my finished product. As what Thomas Keller says, "When in doubt, strain".

Wednesday, 08/26/09 at 11:26 PM

Verdict: According to the Cookie Monster aka Lime-Pie expert, the pie lives up to its name as Creamiest Lime Pie ever! Between us, we finished one and a quarter of a 5-inch tartlet pan serving.

The meringue did not come out as good, aesthetically, as what I am used to, but nonetheless, it still tasted good. I enjoyed the "torching part" the most, LOL!

To Linda of Tender Crumb, awesome choice of recipe. I was so inspired with your story! To all
TWDers, great job! To all my readers, thanks for stopping by as always.
Playing Around: I substituted 1/4 of the graham cracker with almond meal. It gives it a nuttier taste which I love.

For recipe, check out Dorie Greenspan's Baking from My Home to Yours or Linda's blog.


  1. Looks delicious... I hope you are making enough to share!

  2. Nice job with the lime cream! It is my favorite part of the recipe.

    Looking forward to seeing your finished pie!

  3. Your tartelette look so pretty - I love all the fresh looking pictures :)

  4. Even more delicious than they looked... thanks for my own personal tasting!

  5. I would love to bake this for my birthday.