TWD: Florida Pie and techincal difficulties

Right off, I need to say. There were no technical difficulties with making, or eating, this pie. They were all Blogger related. Every once in awhile Blogger just does not want to let me do things, and yesterday was one of those days.

Seeing as I had been awake since 4:36am, I didn't feel like fighting with Blogger at the time, so held off until today to try this.

And now back to my pie....

The Florida Pie was the choice this week of Dianne from Dianne's Dishes, and had been on my to make list for awhile. Laziness and other desserts was all that had stopped me from making it. Seriously, read the recipe: a cross between a key lime and a coconut cream pie, piled high on a graham cracker crust. How bad can that be?

Instead of telling you, I'll show you with a picture instead:

Okay my cut isn't perfectly clean. I was in a hurry to cut and photograph it so I could eat it!

But doesn't it look just luscious? The creaminess of the filling, the light, airy meringue with its golden top.

I had to share this out not only with my usual taste tester neighbor, but also with my coworkers. Because if this had stayed around at home, I would have eaten way too much of it. True, that 4:36am wake up was followed by a tough swim set, there is not enough time in a full swim session for me to work off this pie. I don't swim fast enough to burn up all those calories!

I did not mess in any way with the recipe for this pie. I considered briefly adding the zest of the limes in, but decided to try it as written first. I'm glad I did as it made the lime subtle, not overpowering the coconut, but balancing well with it.

Many thanks for pushing me towards this pie Dianne!

12 comments:

Engineer Baker said...

It looks delicious! I was crazy and made mine at the crack of dawn, but I'm glad you're slightly more sane than I. I'm sure your coworkers will appreciate the pie!

Gretchen Noelle said...

Glad you made and enjoyed it! Great job!

Bumblebutton said...

Hey I hear ya about the technical difficulties--I'm a new blogger, and I ALREADY have had problems. Glad you liked the pie, though!

Jayne said...

That looks luscious!

CB said...

Bummer about technical difficulties but your pie looks yummy! Great job!
Clara @ I♥food4thought

mimi said...

yes, blogger and i have settled into a nice mutual love-hate relationship. but glad you were finally able to show off your pie, it looks great!

Dianne said...

It looks great! Glad you enjoyed it.

Dianne said...

Your pie looks great! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

Jaime said...

great picture! you can really see the layers :)

Di said...

Your pie looks really wonderful. I'm sure all your taste testers loved it.

Sophie said...

Oooh, that pie looks heavenly, it literally looks like a yummy cloud :D.

Peabody said...

Boo on Blogger, yay on pie!