Monday, May 12, 2008

TWD: Florida Pie

Pretty nice looking meringue for my first time making one. Surprisingly, to make it, the egg whites are heated up with the sugar, before being beaten.

Tastes like yummy (to quote my grand-nephew) -- didn't think I'd like the coconut, but it's good. Love the meringue, although I normally don't. Could be because I misread the amount of sugar and used 1/2 cup instead of 1/4 cup.

Pie recipe:

1 9-inch graham cracker crust
1-1/3 cup heavy cream
1 cup shredded sweetened coconut
4 large eggs, separated
1 14-ounce sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1/4 cup sugar

Center rack in the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.

Coconut cream: Put cream and 1 cup of coconut in saucepan and ring to a boil over medium-low heat, stirring constantly. Continue until cream is reduced by half and mixture is slightly thickened. Scrape cream mixture into a bowl and set aside while preparing lime filling.

Lime filling: Using a mixer, beat egg youlks on high speed until thick and pale. Reduce speed to low and beat in condensed milk. Add half of the lime juice. Mix until incorporated, Add remaining juice, and continue mixing until incorporated.

Pie: Spread coconut cream on bottom of pie crust and pour over lime filling. Bake for 12 minutes. Cool.

Meringue: Preheat broiler. Head egg whites and sugar in saucepan over medium low heat, whisking continually, until hot to the touch. Transfer to mixer bowl and beat on high speed until they cool down to room temperature. Spread over pie and place under broiler until browned.

Refrigerate or freeze pie until serving time. Thaw before serving.


steph- whisk/spoon said...

your meringue is a lovely shade of pale brown!

Christine said...

Great job! Welcome to TWD!

Marie said...

Great looking Pie. I Love the mathematical equation at the top of your post! perfect!

CB said...

Taste like yummy! How cute is that?! Love the florida pie equation. Great job!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

PheMom said...

Cute pictures and your meringue does look lovely. Welcome!

Annemarie said...

Wow, very impressive meringue!

Lori said...

You are an accountant huh. --- + ---- = Florida Pie. Very cute.
I loved the combo too. It was light and luscious. My first time with meringue as well. Never really liked it but hey maybe it was missing the coconut all along... and the 1/2 cup sugar.

Jaime said...

your meringue is beautiful! only wish i had as much luck. i don't usually like meringue either but enjoyed it on this pie

Amy W said...

Great job on your first post!

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Welcome aboard! I'd say that's one successful start to a fun project!

Dianne said...

It looks lovely and you know a little extra sugar never hurt anything! ;)