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Saturday, September 15, 2012

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.


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!


  1. I have a soft spot for lemon meringue pie because it was one of grandmother's specialties. It was my favorite pie as a kid.

  2. 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

    1. Tami, that's great! We have to have the recipes now!

  3. I love anything that has meringue on it and love lemon meringue, though have never made it. Maybe it's time to try!

  4. Wow. I haven't ever made a true meringue. Maybe this is the year... because that pie does look fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

  5. 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.

  6. Great tip on the meringue. I'll have to try it.

  7. Lime is such a refreshing flavor for pie (or much of anything else). Looks great!

  8. love the no-weep tip..I will have to try that. It is like a partially Italian meringue...

  9. 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

  10. I have such fond memories of making lemon meringue pie with my aunt Ellen.

  11. Lemon Meringue Pie makes me think of when I was younger. My grandma loved it. I'll have to try this recipe. I LOVE this!

    Bonnie @ www.alittleunhinged.com

    1. Thanks for stopping by Bonnie! I will check out picmonkey

  12. Oh yum, lime merengue pie... thanks for the sharing the no-weep tip too!

  13. Thanks for linking this in to Food on Friday. Have a great weekend.


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