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Monday, April 26, 2010

Menu Monday - Key Lime Meringue Pie


If you're one of my Fans on FB, you already know the menu I'm going to share with you today. . . but if you're not - I've simply got to tell you!  It was THAT delicious:-)

Friday night the oven and grill aligned and we had a delicious meal:  Pork tenderloin carefully grilled by Hubster, sweet-potato fries baked by yours truly, and a keylime meringue pie that just miraculous appeared. . . well. . . not quite.  I whipped it up too!  The pie crust did seem to just appear. . . Hubster went to my stash of extra homemade pie crusts I keep in the freezer (my recipe makes four crusts) and TA-DA!  Piecrust all ready to be filled!

Doesn't that look delicious?  Another Hubster masterpiece with a secret marinade and glaze grilled to the utmost precise perfection that, as far as I'm concerned, is the best in the world universe!

These sweet potato fries were so-so simple and EXTREMELY tasty!  Just peel the potato, slice into french frie shapes, place on foil-lined cookie sheet coated with olive oil, sprinkle with sea salt and cracked pepper and bake in a 400 degree oven for 20 minutes, then 20 minutes in a 425 oven.  Wow!  YUM!  We had just enough leftovers that last night I mashed them up in a heavy saucepan with just enough milk to make them creamy, added a little more salt and pepper and stirred constantly over medium-high heat until warmed through.  WOW!  Mashed sweet potatoes are good - who would have guessed it??

But what about that pie, you ask.  Oh, I knew you had your priorities - that's what I love about you!  Pie, the most critical of the food groups, right?  RIGHT!

I will share my pie crust recipe one of these blogs. . . I only have one left in the freezer.  I really want to have some pictures for you to look at it when I do share the recipe.  Soon.  Soon.  You could use my graham cracker crust with this recipe if you like - it's tasty too.  In the meantime - let's focus on the filling!

Simply Key Lime Pie

1 9" pie crust - baked
3 egg yolks (save whites if topping pie with meringue)
1 can sweetened condensed milk
1/2 c Realime lime-juice from concentrate
1-3 drops green food coloring, if desired
meringue or whipped topping, if desired

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  In large mixer bowl, beat egg yolks with sweetened condensed milk.  Stir in Realime and food coloring (if desired).  Pour into pre-baked pie crust.  Top with meringue (if desired).  Bake 12 minutes.  Cool and chill.  Top with whipped cream (if desired) unless meringue was used.

Merry Meringue

3 egg whites
1/4 tsp salt
6 Tbsp sugar
1/2 tsp vanilla

Beat together egg whites and salt until frothy. Add sugar, 1 Tbsp at a time, beating until stiff glossy peaks form. Add 1/2 tsp vanilla. Spread meringue over top of pie filling sealing edges.

Just try not having seconds - I *DARE* you!

Have a Yummy kind of day ~

Robin Z

1 comment:

  1. I have a problem, when I see a key lime pie I instantly want to slam my face down into it like I'm in a pie eating contest. That looks SO good. And as for your package story. A. It was epic. And B. it reminded me of playing super mario brothers as a kid when mario would jump in a lil space and get stuck just running back and forth and there was nothing you could do about it. That is how I pictured your shoes. =)