French Frdays with Dorie

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Creamiest Lime Meringue Pie

I always say my favorite flavor if lemon, but I may just have to switch to lime. This lime cream is just divine. I swear - I was licking the blade from the blender after I scraped all I could out of the blender itself - I risked my very tongue itself for this tasty treat!
I made tiny pies this week and still have most of the cream in the fridge for future dispersal. Lord knows if it will make it into a crust or just be devoured by me by the GIANT spoonful.
I am always nervous when making a custard cream, but I had zero problems with this one. It came together for me very quickly - I am sure I was whisking it together over a higher heat (boiling water, probably) than Dorie generally uses. I am just too impatient to wait ten minutes for something to come together. I loved the transfiguration into a velvet-like consistency that the addition of the butter gives you while you are blending the cream.
Linda of Tender Crumb has posted the recipe on her blog. You can buy THE BOOK here and get all the recipes in one place and keep them forever - I highly recommend that choice!
This pie is a definite keeper. I prefer a whipped cream topping to a meringue topping, so I will probably switch to that the next time I make this, but I am in love with this filling.


Linda said...

Your mini pie turned out so scrumptious! Wasn't this cream divine? You weren't the only one licking bowl...I've also been eating the leftover cream on toast! ;p

thanks for baking along with me this week!

TeaLady said...

Glad you liked the pie. It looks lovely.