Creamiest Lime Cream Meringue Pie (TWD)

Tuesday, August 25

Linda of Tender Crumb picked the Creamiest Lime Cream Meringue Pie for this week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. If you haven't yet visited Linda's site, you really should. Her photo's are crystal clear and so hunger inducing.

This is only the sixth recipe that I have made from Dorie's cookbook but I think it's going to be one of my favourites ( you may find me saying that quite often ). :> If anyone has been with this blog since the beginning way back in March, then you know how much I love lemons and limes. So much so that I add twice the amounts called for in recipes. A lot of citrus inspired recipes are simply too sweet and they don't merit using the words lemon or lime in their title. My measurement altering sometimes yields slightly mushy results but at least it produces the tartness that I crave. It truely is an obsession.
Some recipes are spot on! The lemon bars I made earlier in the summer were perfect! No additional gallons of lemon juice were necessary. The same applies to this pie.

I could seriously go on and on about this pie and take up an entire page of my blog. But as it is I may already bore you with my run-on sentences. :) So I will try and keep this brief. If you love the 'tart' aspect of citrus desserts, if this is in fact your favourite part of a dessert, then this is the pie for you! The lime cream is similar to a curd except, as indicated in the title, it is on the creamier side. But don't let this fool you into thinking it isn't as puckery as a curd. It just gives it the flavour and texture of an edible sublime silk. The addition of freshly ground ginger makes it all the more cheek tingling. When this pie is nice and cold, you feel as though you are eating the food of the Gods. The forbidden pie. While you eat it, the cool lime cream melts gently into the buttery, slightly sweet and flaky crust. The meringue is like a puffy cloud that floats sweetly on top of the lime but never fights the tartness. They play gently together.

I set aside a piece for myself without the meringue and it was heaven! It was so good in fact that I may make it again this week. Just writing about it is enough to make me crave a slice!

For the recipe, please visit Linda's site or buy Dorie's fabulous cookbook.


  1. Your pie looks great! Your description is making me want to try this out, even though I JUST made a lemon meringue pie! The lemon cream sounds really different, almost like a curd, so I really want to try it :)

  2. I am a citrus lover also and would love to make this pie but my family has seriously shrunk to two and I'm afraid I would be eating all of it. I'll tuck the recipe away for next time I need a dessert for more people because it looks luscious, and even if it didn't, your description makes me want to bake it.

  3. Thank you Avanika. :) I never thought I would like anything more than lemon curd until I made this!

    Judy, You are wise about not wanting to bake certain foods unless there will be a group of people around to help you eat! Sometimes, especially late at night, having desserts in the house is too tempting. But this is well worth any guilt fall-out. :)

    Hi delightfullysweet! Thank you for visiting. :>

  4. All of your creations are amazing! I have to try this recipe next time we have people over!

  5. Gorgeous pie and beautiful meringue!
    This is definitely one of my favorite recipes so far!


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