TWD – Creamiest Lime Cream Meringue Pie

lime meringue pie

Ten limes. TEN LIMES and NO lime juice to show for it!! Are these just grown purposely to be stubborn and juice-less in order to effectively AND efficiently drive me into a sweat filled panic?!

*squeezes lime*     “arg!”

*squeezes another lime*    “what the….”

*squeezes the bejezus out of yet ANOTHER lime*     “ok, seriously?!?”

*throws lime at fiance, in defeat*

Ok, not really the last part but these limes were nothing short of frustrating!

Thankfully a friend had some extra lime juice (yes, in a bottle. I know, I know. I have punished myself accordingly) but it was getting late. Oh the time, the TIME!!!

The crust came together great, thankfully I had some cinnamon graham crackers left over from my smores obsession a while back. The cream would NOT come to temperature for me (was it because I was using a meat thermometer?) so I kept it in my make-shift double boiler and left well enough alone. The meringue came together quickly (and burned just as quickly, see note at the end).

All in all, I can’t rave too much about this pie. It was ok, but I think it could be better and I honestly think it’s my fault that it isn’t. Mental note: research tell-tale signs of juicy limes. But you live and you learn. My mom and my fiance (gasp! One small step for man…) actually liked this pie so I guess it wasn’t a total loss. I would definitely make this again to conquer this recipe… using fresh limes, of course and less butter. Yes, definitely LESS BUTTER. *shudders*

lime meringue pie

My favorite part: the crust. I opted for the graham cracker crust. I firmly believe that I would have a love affair with graham cracker crust, if it were at all possible and not frowned upon in most civilizations.

My lesson learned note: when broiling the pie to brown the meringue, WATCH IT and do NOT walk away. Not even for 30 seconds, literally. By the time I put the pie in the oven and walked to the couch and sat down I smelled burned pie emulating from my oven. I quickly ran over to discover that my meringue was a bit on the, erm… DARK side.

Cue Darth Vader.
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For the recipe, visit Linda of Tender Crumb. Her pictures are great and they will make your mouth water (unlike mine 😀 )

lime meringue pie

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7 thoughts on “TWD – Creamiest Lime Cream Meringue Pie

  1. I was just going to say that your meringue looks AWESOME! I love the golden browning of it – it looks fantastic! Sorry about the juice – I don’t use limes that much… but guess I just bought “soft” ones, thinking they had more juice. The pie looks terrific – truly!!!

  2. halfie says:

    iiiii helped!!! woohoo! i broughtided the pseudo lime juice (meaning: in a plastic lime shaped container filled with said juice) over to save the day:)

    just wish i could of tasted your merr-en-gay (yes! that’s how you pronounce it!) pie product. it looks whoopie. *smacks mouth*

  3. The meringue has really pretty swirls! Sorry about the limes, how annoying. And I agree with you on the graham cracker crust, this recipe made me decide I need to make it more often.

  4. Sorry to hear about your lime issues. I’ve been there — a quick tip for you — i’ve had issues with non-juicy limes, and i’ve actually nuked them for 20 seconds and was able to get more juice.

    Thanks for baking along with me this week.

  5. teaandscones says:

    What a beautiful pie!!

    Happened to Emeril on his show one nite – went thru’ 5 lemons – no juice!!! Happens to ALL the great bakers!!

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