Lime Meringue Pie

Everyone I know, knows that I love to cook, specifically bake.

So when Mum and Dad decided to have a dinner party on Saturday night (to watch the footy) they asked me to bring dessert.

And as you know I’m going a little lime crazy, so the first thing I could think of was a lime meringue pie.

First well make the pastry…

Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups of plain flour
  • 1 table spoon of caster sugar
  • 125 g butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tablespoon of cold water

Method:

  • Combine sugar and flour, rub in butter until crumbly.
  • Beat egg yolk and water together, add to flour mixture and mix into a firm dough.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour (don’t do it for much longer than this, I did and it was crazy hard to roll out!)
  • Preheat oven to 220o.
  • On lightly floured surface, roll out dough to fit into 23 cm pie tin.
  • Pierce pastry with fork and blind bake for 15 mins or until cooked through and golden brown.

To make the filling and meringue:

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup caster sugar
  • 1/3 cup corn flour
  • 1 cup water
  • grated rind of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup of lime juice
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup caster sugar, extra

Method:

  • Combine 1/2 cup sugar with corn flour in a saucepan, stir in water, juice and rind.
  • Cook stirring often, over moderately low heat until thickened and bubbly (it will become slightly transparent. Reduce heat and simmer for 2-3 mins. Remove from heat.
  • Beat egg yolks in a bowl.  Stir  in a little of the hot filling, then return all to the pan.  Cook, stirring, for another 2-3 mins, stir in butter, then pour into pastry case.
  • To make meringue – Beat egg whites (from the separated eggs) until stiff.  Gradually add extra sugar, beating constantly until meringue forms stiff, glossy peaks.
  • Swirl meringue to completely cover filling.
  • Bake at 220o for 10 mins until topping is golden brown.

I seriously have only 1 photo of this delicious pie!  I definitely recommend it!  It’s not as tricky as it seems and it’s such a great feeling when you get to cut a slice!

What’s your favourite dessert?

9 thoughts on “Lime Meringue Pie

  1. One of my favs, I’ve never made it before, I may have to try out your recipe this weekend.

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  2. I love lemon meringue pie and I’ve made apple meringue pie (a bit sweet) but I haven’t made lime meringue pie. I love limes so I think this would be delicious. It certainly looks good xx

  3. Wow – I love lemon meringue pie, it has been on my WIAW posts a few times. It is so easy and so delicious :) Last time I subbed some stevia for sugar and couldn’t even tell :)

    xo Emilie @ Hungry Delights

  4. YUM ! That looks and sounds delicious.
    Meanwhile, I couldn’t resist turning BLOGtoberfest into a beer themed Octoberfest !
    Enjoy the rest of the school holidays x

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