Tuesday, May 13, 2008

TWD: Florida Pie

Florida Pie Mosaic


Dude! I made meringue!!! First time and I had no idea what to expect. I love how it came out - all bumpy and browned on top. I can see that I'll need a blowtorch if I plan on making many more of those though, those edges just don't have enough color. (I put the meringue on tonight so I could take the pictures, but I'm not sure how long it'll hold up. I'll check it tomorrow and see if it's all right to take into work.)

Love the flavors, love the pie! I ended up making two since Bill doesn't like coconut and I had a ton of key limes left over after juicing one batch. So one with the recipe as written with a store bought crust, and one plain key lime pie with a home made crust. I'll pop a meringue on it to serve it up tomorrow night.

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Look at that luscious layer of coconut cream on the bottom of that fork! I knew I'd love this stuff as it was boiling down. Tasty and creamy goodness just sitting at the bottom. It pairs really well with the tart key lime.

Here's the recipe, and don't forget to check out the rest of the TWD pies.  I'm sure there will be some fantastic pictures, presentations, and takes! Oh, and thanks to Dianne of Dianne's Dishes for picking such a great dessert!

PS - Take a look at my Peanut Butter Torte below - I caught up!

31 comments:

steph- whisk/spoon said...

great work--you're a meringue pro! and a little blow torch is now a must-have. :)

ostwestwind said...

I used a blow torch :-), but my meringue doesn't look so great.

Congratulation!

Ulrike from K├╝chenlatein

Christine said...

Great idea to please the ones that love coconut and the ones that don't. Great job! I need a blow torch to but hubby is afraid I will torch the house!

lemontartlet said...

Your pics get better every time you make a post woman. They look like a magazine lyout these days, and your pie looks so tasty!

Helen said...

You over achiever! Making 2! Great pics! Hx

C.L. said...

Beautiful! I love Blow Torches! It is worth the expense, even if it is just to play with the fire :P

Carrie

Hygeian Stew said...

This was my first time with the Meringue too! Yours looks great!

Engineer Baker said...

Oh darn, you just *have* to get a blowtorch :-P Don't you just hate it when that happens?

mimi said...

dude your first ever meringue looks fabuloso!! great pie!

PheMom said...

Great looking pie and pictures!

Heather said...

great pie! Your meringue looks tasty!

rainbowbrown said...

Congratulations on making meringue. It looks fantastic. And I love your plate.

CB said...

Your photo collages are so fabu! Awesome about your first meringue. Firsts always make me giddy. Great job!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

Nina said...

Your pie looks delish! Nina @ Love Sweet Love

Melissa said...

Your pie looks fabulous!

Cafe Johnsonia said...

Looks great!

Steph said...

Congrats on your first meringue! It looks amzazing, and so does your pie!!!

Mara said...

wow that merengue looks fabulous...i am in awe of your merengue skills. i did whipped cream instead hehee.

Gretchen Noelle said...

Great job! So glad you liked it! And you made two!!!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Looks beautiful! That meringue is "mile high"! Great job! :)

PheMom said...

Wow! Your pie looks beautiful, especially your perfect meringue!

Annemarie said...

Wow, you've been a busy baker! Way to go on the meringue!!!

Tammy said...

congrats on the meringue! Looks fab

Mevrouw Cupcake said...

You should feel proud, because your meringue looks perfect!

Jayne said...

Yay for you for making meringue! And yours looks so nice, too! Excellent job!

Piggy said...

Congrats on your success in making meringue! your pie looks so yummy that I feel like licking the screen now... :-P

Donna said...

TWO Pies? You're good! You did a great job for a meringue virgin!
That coconut cream was the absolute best!

The Kitchen Vixen said...

your pie looks awesome! blow torch or not;)

Dianne said...

Looks great! You did a fabulous job for your first time with meringue. :)

Natalie said...

Thanks everyone!

Christine: I'm half afraid I'll get a little too zealous with a torch and I haven't even talked to the hubs yet! LOL

Lemontartlet: That's one of the nicest compliments I've gotten in awhile, thank you! (I've been concentrating on getting the pictures better - gotta start putting some thought into presentation and decorating! LOL )

Engineer Baker: My husband buys a new tool for every project he works on. I think I need to put that rule in for new recipes! :D

Rainbowbrown: My sister gave me the desert plates years ago - love em!

CB/Clara: I'm a picture taking fool sometimes and the collages save so much space :D

Mara: I think my husband would have preferred the whipped cream! :D

StickyGooeyCreamChewy: (great name, btw) Mile high is right :) I knew it was having a "big hair" day, but I didn't realize how big until I was looking at the shot of the slice. Wow, heh...

Piggy: They need to get that taste-o-vision thing working for these screens, totally. LOL

Jaime said...

beautiful pie! your meringue is so fluffy, wish i hadn't ruined mine, it wasn't supposed to look like yours :) your photos of this pie are great!