Tuesday, August 25, 2009

TWD-Creamiest Lime Cream Meringue Pie with Mango

Sometimes a recipe in Baking:from my home to yours looks so good, that I just can't wait for someone to choose it for Tuesday's with Dorie.
Such is the case with the Creamiest Lime Cream Meringue Pie, which I opted to make with the mango that Dorie suggests in the Playing Around section.

I made this at Thanksgiving last year because I wanted something a little bit tropical to go along with the other desserts we had.

You can find my post and my version of the recipe HERE. Instead of the normal pie crust called for, I made a gingersnap/macadamia nut/ crystallized ginger crust- the crust from this recipe.

I also reduced the amount of butter in the filling by 2 sticks. Yes, you heard me right. I left out 2 sticks of butter in the filling. The lime cream filling in this pie is almost exactly the same as the lemon filling in The Most Extraordinary French Lemon Cream Tart that we made last year for TWD. I remember tasting the cream before I blended in the 2+ sticks of butter for that tart and thinking that it tasted better without all the butter, so this time I just left it out. I think I added 3 Tbls and that is it.

I also doubled the meringue because I wanted it to be tall and tasty.

Thanks to Linda of Tender Crumb for choosing this great-tasting pie. You can find the recipe on Linda's blog also, as well as some beautiful pictures. Make sure you check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll to find a million great variations of this pie!


22 comments:

Clivia said...

Mmm. I'd love to taste this with the mango. Looks delicious!

steph- whisk/spoon said...

looks like it was good-- i'd love to try the mango version. and that special crust sounds like it was just delicious!

Chef Jeena said...

Lovely pie Mary Ann it looks such a treat I would love a slice.

Kim said...

I wish I would have left out the butter. Way too much. Live and learn. Your pie looks fantastic and I love the height of the meringue. I bet the mango and that crust was delicious.

Nichi said...

gingersnap/macadamia nut/ crystallized ginger crust! yum!

Queen B. said...

Gosh that looks amazing.....I really need to join TWD !!

Megan said...

Mango was just a smashing idea - and I agree about cutting down the butter. I used a lot less too.

Erin said...

I should have been brave enough to reduce the butter. Oh well. I love that you added mango!

pinkstripes said...

Your pie looks great. The crust sounds delicious. I'm also glad to know it works without the butter. I'd love to make the mango variation one day.

jillbert said...

It sounds so good with the mango! Thanks for the tip about the butter - I saw that on the TWD site and I cut a lot of the butter out too.

Maria said...

Love the mango!

romaine of www.salad-in-a-jar.com said...

I'm gong to try leaving out most of the butter next time too. Yours looks every bit as good.

CB said...

GMTA! I'm totally baking this pie for Thanksgiving this year. My MIL requested it and whatever MIL wants, her favorite DIL gives her! :P Your gingersnap/mac nut/ginger crust sounds AH-MAZING! Might have to give that one a go next time. Your pie looks scrumptious! Great job!
Clara @ iheartfood4thought

Jacque said...

It looks tall and delicious! The mangos look awesome.

Pamela said...

Looks wonderful! I know about the butter! I almost fell off my chair when I saw that it called for 3 whole sticks in the full recipe. Nice to know it's just fine with so little.

Lauryn said...

WOW WOW WOW! Your pie looks incredible! Everything you did to this sounds amazing!!

Linda said...

Wow, with all of your terrific adjustments, you've elevated this pie into a very special dessert.

I've bookmarked the crust recipe---that sounds fabulous.

Thanks for baking along with me this week Mary Ann!

The Food Librarian said...

Love the addition of the mango. Yummy! And I agree with your removal of butter! :)

Cathy said...

Your pie looks incredible Mary Ann! I am SO glad to know that it works equally well (better!) without all the butter. We've got to cut it down where we can. I just love the sound of the gingersnap/macadamia crust!

Cathy said...

Your pie looks incredible Mary Ann! I am SO glad to know that it works equally well (better!) without all the butter. We've got to cut it down where we can. I just love the sound of the gingersnap/macadamia crust!

Rachel said...

I will definitely try this with the mango! Your crust looks great!

Charli said...

That looks great with the mango! I will definitely be lessening my butter next time after hearing everyone's praise of the lighter version :)