Who Wants Pie?

This post is linked to Weekend Cooking @ Beth Fish Reads! Stop over and see what’s cooking!

 Lime Meringue Pie

1 baked pie shell

2/3 cup sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup water
4 large egg yolks  (save the whites for the meringue!)
2 tsp. grated lime rind
2/3 cup lime juice   (I used 4 limes)

In a medium size saucepan, mix the sugar, cornstarch, lime rind, condensd milk and water. Stir over moderately high heat for about 5 minutes or until thick.

Meanwhile, in a medium size bowl, with an electric mixer on high, beat the egg yolks until thick. Stir about 1 cup of the hot sugar mix into the egg yolks, then return to the saucepan. Cook, whisking constantly, for 3 minutes or until thickened (do not boil). Stir in the lime juice and pour into the pie shell. Cool while making meringue.

Meringue

4 large egg whites
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla

Whip egg whites until foamy, add sugar a little at a time and whip on high until glossy and forms stiff peaks, add vanilla and mix in.

Spread on pie, make peaks and bake in 400* oven for a few minutes until browned. Cool 30 minutes and chill at least 2 hrs before serving.

For no weep meringue
before you whip the eggs, cook 1/2 cup water, 2 tbs. sugar and 1 tbs. corn starch until thicken. Let cool while whipping eggs. Add to meringue after it peaks. (this really does work!)

Pie Time!
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19 thoughts on “Who Wants Pie?

  1. Oh, this looks and sounds delicious. Pie is probably the perfect food – I love nearly every kind – but lemon and lime are at the top of the list. I entered pies at the county fair this week and got two 3rd place ribbons – bet this one would be a Grand Champion. :)O

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  2. Great pie – and as it happens the next Food on Friday has the subject – lemons and limes! So if you remember please pop over when it goes live to link this in. Have a great weekend.

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  3. Hi there – sorry you haven't clicked with the cryptic crossword stuff yet. I was got into it by a girlfriend when I was about 18 and have done them regularly ever since (for more years than I care to think about!). I do find them both entertaining and good brain training – which is why I am trying to spread their popularity through the blog – with, it must be said, only limited success to date. Have a great week. Cheers

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