Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Tuesdays With Dorie: Florida Pie


Sorry I've been out of touch this week, with school drawing to a close, many things have gone neglected. But don't fear, I still managed to attempt this week's TWD recipe.

Unfortunately for me, this week's recipe got off to a shaky start. Being pressed for time I didn't start this until Sunday afternoon, but was intending to take it to a Sunday evening mother's day celebration.

Luckily for me, I found an old store-made graham cracker crust. I usually make my own now, but I was happy to skip that step and save a few minutes, especially since Dorie recommends this in the recipe.

After searching two stores for key limes, I gave up and went with 'regular' cheapo (12 for a dollar) limes. I also left out all of the coconut (wasn't sure if the mother's would approve). And, since we're being honest - I didn't do the cream reduction either. I just made it like the key lime pie from good old Betty Crocker (I was worried about running out of time).

But there is one thing I did according to the recipe, the meringue. I've never made it before (kind of like my unreasonable fear of raw meat, meringue seems inherently scary). But this was super simple, and super delicious.

Despite the issues, and substitutions, this pie was gobbled up and got rave reviews from the family. Thank you Dorie, for a successful mother's day dessert!

This is my weekly submission to Tuesdays with Dorie, hosted by Laurie of quirky cupcake. Be sure check out all the other creations by my fellow TWD bakers. A big thank you to Dianne of Diannes Dishes for picking this weeks recipe, check there to find the whole thing.

That's all folks, time to hit the books!

18 comments:

Heather said...

sorry you had troubles. I'm glad everything came out great for you!

Lori said...

what no pic? I know about being in a hurry. I used a pre made graham cracker crust as well. I do not really buy them now either. They are nice in a pinch though.

mimi said...

sorry it started shaky but glad everyone loved it in the end!

Christine said...

The pre-made crust saved me a ton of time. Sorry you had trouble. Glad everyone enjoyed it!

Hygeian Stew said...

Lori: sorry for the missing photo, in my haste to get to sleep last night I forgot to add it!

Bumblebutton said...

Glad it was a hit! I'm just wondering about the cheap limes? Here in Boston they were 75 cents each!!

Hygeian Stew said...

Bumblebutton: I guess there are some benefits to living in oz!

Natalie said...

Pretty pretty meringue!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Good for you for trying something new! Great job!

Piggy said...

I used "cheapo" limes too as key lime is not available in my part of the world... :-P Glad that you enjoyed your pie!

Jayne said...

12 limes for a dollar? Lucky you! Your pie looks great - glad everyone enjoyed it!

Sharon said...

Looks great. I actually liked the coconut in the pie. I didn't think I would but to me it wasn't overpowering.

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

Good job on getting it done! I feel like I missed out this week!

Donna said...

12 for a dollar? Where do you live?
You did a great job on the meringue. It's not as hard as others make it out to be.

Dianne said...

Sorry it gave you a bit of trouble, but it looks great! :)

Julius said...

Your pie looks great!

Happy to hear everyone liked it.

Julius from Occasional Baker

Melissa said...

Well it definitely looked good at the end! Glad you liked it.

Jaime said...

great job! glad you enjoyed it

this is my first time visiting your blog - just curious but is your blog name a play off of your last name? just curious b/c my mom's maiden name is pham and they always refer to their family as "phamily" :)