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To ask for a ruling on what goes on top of a key lime pie?

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MrsBertMacklin Sat 18-Jul-15 13:58:01

Prompted by a shit version I bought in Waitrose yesterday, which is topped off with a vapid plasticky lime mousse and the actual lime filling is only about a centimetre thick. Rubbish.

I thought it was either naked, or had meringue topping. Having Wiki'd it, they say whipped cream?

TheDietStartsTomorrow Sat 18-Jul-15 13:59:38

Meringue topped, definitely.

GatoradeMeBitch Sat 18-Jul-15 14:01:07

Nigella's version appears to be naked.

HopOnTheMonnerBus Sat 18-Jul-15 14:07:32

Meringue please, and lots of whipped cream.

Then a second helping.

SwedishEdith Sat 18-Jul-15 14:13:01

Googled and it's condensed milk with lime and eggs { like this?]]

hennybeans Sat 18-Jul-15 14:24:33

I make key line pie all the time. Has to be thick layer of the actual pie stuff- condensed milk, egg, lime etc. Topped by whipped cream. Only lemon
meringue pies have meringue.

NotQuiteCockney Sat 18-Jul-15 14:27:03

No meringue. Whipped cream if you must, but bare is better.

SwedishEdith Sat 18-Jul-15 14:28:22

Link again

BeachyKeen Sat 18-Jul-15 14:28:38

whipped cream, and possible toasted coconut flakes

CigarsofthePharoahs Sat 18-Jul-15 14:46:38

Italian meringue, in the version I make.
It's got to have a thick layer of the lime filling though.

CurlsLDN Sat 18-Jul-15 14:53:45

Ate a lot of it on key West on honeymoon, most of the time it was naked, or a bit of whipped cream.
We also ate entire slices of it, on a stick, dipped in chocolate and frozen. Now that was sickly

eaiand2 Sat 18-Jul-15 14:54:52

The pie itself is naked, but served with a dollop of whipped cream on top of each individual slice!

CurlsLDN Sat 18-Jul-15 14:56:27

This guy seems to be the king of key lime pie, and he does mostly bare with a squirt of cream round the edge

ShuShuFontana Sat 18-Jul-15 14:56:41

it's one of these American cream pie family members, so I my mind I'd expect a base of some sort, maybe pastry or buttery biscuit base. Then a limey dense-ish filling, possibly cheesecakey or maybe more lime curd egg based and then most definitely a great big whoosh cloud of whipped cream on the top

i'd have candied lime peel shards and curls of grated chocolate too and maybe a lime syrup drizzle too.

BreconBeBuggered Sat 18-Jul-15 14:58:38

A few bits of lime zest on the top and that's your lot. Certainly no meringue - the very idea.

It doesn't last long enough to make an unbiased judgement anyway.

Greaterthanthesumoftheparts Sat 18-Jul-15 15:02:39

I'm on holiday in the keys at the moment, I will sacrifice an extra inch of waist line to let you know. I had a frozen one the other night, dipped in chocolate which was yummy, if a bit sickly per the previous poster. We're leaving today but I will try to get in a final slice!

Totality22 Sat 18-Jul-15 15:14:45

Key Lime Pie is my absolute favourite dessert although I mainly buy- from M&S - and don't make it often

No meringue at all.

MrsBertMacklin Sat 18-Jul-15 15:55:45

Greaterthan, that is a very noble offer, thank you grin

I've made it before - no topping. I mistook last night's topping for meringue, thought I'd give it a go, but guessing it cuts away the sharpness of the lime somewhat?

FruChristerOla Sat 18-Jul-15 15:58:02

I found a great recipe for key lime pie here on MN. Will try to find it for you.

FruChristerOla Sat 18-Jul-15 16:01:31

Ah - there are two here

TheWintersmith Sat 18-Jul-15 16:09:41

More pie

Is the best topping

LindyHemming Sat 18-Jul-15 16:17:40

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

PurpleDaisies Sat 18-Jul-15 16:17:44

This one by Nigella is lovely-it had dark chocolate in the biscuit base and a dusting of cocoa and lime zest on top. I serve it with pouring cream for those who want it but I prefer mine without.

PurpleDaisies Sat 18-Jul-15 16:19:02

I suppose technically mine is a Tesco lime pie because they don't come from the Florida Keys.

noeffingidea Sat 18-Jul-15 16:26:26

Ina Garten puts cream (of course) and lime slices on hers.

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