Meringue With a Lime Twist

Gretchen Noelle

My love of food was cultivated early on by my family but has come alive while living in Peru. During the 12 years of living in Lima, Peru, I have also enjoyed numerous trips to other areas of the country. Here on Provecho Peru you will find Peruvian recipes in English, American favorites prepared overseas, news about Peruvian Cuisine and interesting tidbits about life in Peru.

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59 Responses

  1. Dolores says:

    I love your star shaped lime meringues! I’m glad you forged through the heat and joined in on this one.

  2. Susan says:

    I can imagine the lime filling was fantastic. Beautiful job!

  3. Aamena says:

    Wow they do look beautiful!

  4. aforkfulofspaghetti says:

    That’s so pretty – well done!

  5. bbaking says:

    wow these are really beautiful tarts! Those peaks are like a Gary Rhodes haircut! Fantastic, I love the shapes, oh I’m just very jeolous! hehe ;o)

  6. sunita says:

    I adore those star shaped pies of yours…well done!

  7. zorra says:

    Wow, I love your star shaped LMP! I had no luck with my Mini-Pies. But the big one was okay.

  8. Ann says:

    Stars! I love them! And mini pies to boot! :-)They look fabulous!

  9. Candace says:

    Lovely! Nice browning of your meringue too.

  10. Suzana says:

    Gretchen, the start shaped pies are so cute! I was so curious about the lime flavour – it must act a lot different than lemon. Wish I could send you some lemons, I have TONS and don’t now what to do with them!

  11. Bellini Valli says:

    I love the little LMP stars!! They are a star in the DB challenge!!!

  12. Lydia says:

    Lovely! And adapting recipes to local ingredients is the best part of cooking and baking.

  13. MyKitchenInHalfCups says:

    Gretchen: Your stars are stellar!! I love them. I have some of those aluminum stars, wish I’d tried that!! I wonder how the crust would have done if we’d wrap the dough around the outside instead of putting it on the inside.Great job!

  14. culinography says:

    Your star-shaped pies are lovely, Gretchen! I imagine a lime filling is particularly tasty, too!Excellent job with the DB challenge!

  15. Madam Chow says:

    Wonderful pies, Gretchen. Your meringue browned beautifully!

  16. Tempered Woman says:

    OH~ the star shape and spiky meringue looks absolutely perfect together! You have given me such a great idea for 4th of July. But don’t tell anyone. oh wait…I’m really curious about the lime- I love all things tart myself. Might have to try that. Thanks for the great ideas.

  17. Karen says:

    Your neighbor must have been thrilled to get her own pie! These look great. Thanks for the shout out!

  18. Half Baked says:

    Your lilltle pies are sooo cute! Love the high peaks of meringue!

  19. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says:

    I love the stars, they are so cute! Your meringues look great too!Have a great trip!

  20. Big Boys Oven says:

    this is incredible lovely….. I was dreaming of stars and I saw them here…so cool! amazing!

  21. ostwestwind says:

    Wonderful tarts!

  22. Megan says:

    I love the little stars! I’m going to have to start thinking outside the box. And lime to boot.

  23. StickyGooeyCreamyChewy says:

    I love your pretty little pies! What a great idea to use limes. I will have to try this one with key limes.

  24. Deborah says:

    The stars are wonderful!! The lime sounds fantastic!

  25. Quellia says:

    Your pies look great! I’m interested in seeing your comparison. Are you going to make it again using your regular sugar?

  26. Emiline says:

    I’m jealous of your warm weather! It’s freaking freezing here.Your lemon…oops, I mean, lime meringue pies look delish!

  27. Meryl says:

    What pretty little stars!

  28. Cookie baker Lynn says:

    Those are beautiful! I love the star shape and the little peaks of meringue. Great job on your first ever meringue!

  29. Brilynn says:

    Your stars are awesome!I think I would have actually liked a lime meringue pie better so yours would have been fantastic!

  30. Annemarie says:

    I bet they tasted wonderful, and the stars are just the bee’s knees.

  31. Christina says:

    Very cute tarts, Gretchen! The meringue looks amazing. Well done!

  32. Eva says:

    I’m obviously not the first one to say this but your stars are wonderful!

  33. Gretchen Noelle says:

    Dolores – It was tough…but I am a Daring Baker!Susan – The filling was great! Thanks!Aamena, Forkful – Thank you!Bev – Thanks! Ha! I was inspired and so glad I went through with it!Sunita – Thanks so much! Zorra – Too bad your mini pies didn’t turn out well. I was worried about the big one!Ann – Stars & mini pies. I aim to please!Candace – The browning was kind of a fluke, I had never done it before!Suzana – Thanks! The lime was delicious! I love everything tart! I would gladly use up some portuguese lemons!Bellini Valli – Oh, thanks!!!Lydia – It was perfect, limes are in abundance here. No one really uses lemons.Tanna – Thanks so much! Good thinking…thinking outside the star mold! i wonder…Culinography – Thanks so much! The lime was tasty!Madam Chow – Thank you!Tempered Woman – Thanks! I was so pleased when they came out of the oven! Glad to give good ideas away! The lime was particularly tasty!Karen – Her eyes were enormous when I tried to explain I was giving the whole thing to her. Today she returned the plate with pastel de choclo!Half baked – Thanks so much! I am glad the peaks peaked!Jenn – Thanks so much!Big Boys Oven – The star shapes just seem more special!Ostwestwind – Thanks!Megan – I am working on thinking outside the box. it was someone elses thinking that inspired me. Lime was tasty!SGCC – Thanks! Key Limes would be perfect!!!Deborah – Thanks! It was great!Quellia – If I make it again, i will definitely use azucar rubia. Although i am wondering if the meringue will be the same. Need to do some taste testing!Emiline – Jealous? ha! It is sticky hot. Ack! But the lime stars cheered me up!Meryl – Thanks so much!Lynn – Thanks! I was proud!Brilynn – Thanks! i really adore lime now and prefer it over lemon.Annemarie – Bee’s Knees? that is adorable! Thanks!Christina – Thanks!Eva – Thanks!

  34. Shandy says:

    What an awesome idea! The star shape is ingenious and the meringue is perfect! Great job =DLime is a flavor I am just going to have to try right away! I LOVE lime and didn’t even think of it either, but then that is what this group is all about, learning from each other’s creativity =DShandy@pastry heaven

  35. Peabody says:

    The star shape was an awesome idea!

  36. Princess of the kitchen says:

    What lovely star shaped tarts. Such a cute idea!

  37. Rachel says:

    wow gorgeous star-shaped tarts…very different

  38. Jenny says:

    This is definitely the first DB post I have read that concludes with a trip to the jungle. Heee! Love the stars.

  39. Miss Ifi says:

    Those little stars look AMAZING!!! congratulations!! oh I would give anything to have one of those tarts with peruvian lime and azucar rubia meringue!! yuuuum.. you make them look soo pretty ^_^

  40. Nan says:

    No lemons, wow. I love your stars…such a cute take on the challenge!

  41. Jasmine says:

    Absolutely wonderful–I love the spikey stars.j

  42. eatme_delicious says:

    Yum they look great! I love the little stars and your meringue is perfect! I’d love to try this lime version.

  43. breadchick says:

    How cool are you!! Those star shaped Lime Meringue tarts are special. You did fantastic on the challenge this month. I can’t wait to bake with you again!!

  44. Fruit tart says:

    I love your stars! My oldest would have preferred your lime pies — she turned up her nose after one bite of the lemon and asked if I could make them key lime next time!

  45. Sara says:

    I love these! They are so pretty, and your meringue is so pretty! Well done.

  46. Meeta says:

    You made the perfect shape for this challenge – it truly was a star LOL!Great job!

  47. Jen Yu says:

    The star shape is soooo awesome! Gorgeous tartelettes – I am so impressed :)

  48. creampuff says:

    Great job!

  49. Claire says:

    Your pie looks wonderful…or stars, should I say! Glad you enjoyed this new challenge. Your meringues are perfect.

  50. BrineS says:

    Oh! How clever and creative! I like your star tarts! Superb!

  51. Anita says:

    What a lovely and clever adaptation! I love them!

  52. Susan from Food Blogga says:

    You’re a star!

  53. Kristen says:

    Those are the most beautiful little tartlets I have ever seen! Wow! I’m impressed.

  54. Poonam says:

    Well done! I like the star shape.

  55. ley says:

    Ooh- I hope you’re having fun in the jungle! Your little pies look great!Okay, don’t hate me: I tagged you. lol. You don’t have to write anything, but…I just had to! You’re just so interesting!http://cilantroandlime.blogspot.com/2008/02/youre-it.html

  56. Katy says:

    look at how cute those are!!!!!

  57. Gretchen Noelle says:

    Shandy – The lime was delicious and I would highly recommend it!Peabody – Thanks!Princess – I thought they were cute too!Rachel – Thanks!Jenny – No, not many can say they are heading to the jungle right after a LMP marathon!Miss Ifi – Wish you could have been here, I was looking for someone to give them away to!Nan – No lemons, but the limes here are wonderful!Jasmine – Thanks!eatme – Thanks! First timers luck I think!Mary – Thanks! I cannot wait to bake together again soon.Fruit Tart – The key lime is definitely a winner for me. I like lemon, but i *love* lime!Sara – Thanks!Meeta – Thanks! I was wishing I had hearts or something fun like that when suddenly I realized stars would be perfect!Jen – Thanks!Creampuff – Thank you!Kristen – Thanks a lot!Poonam – I enjoyed something original also!Ley – Thanks! I am back and packing for another trip. You tagged me…because I am so interesting? LOLKaty – Thanks!

  58. ley says:

    YES, because you are interesting! I love hearing about life in Peru and traipsing through jungles! It’s always been a dream of mine to do something similar, so I like hearing about it. I figure you are the one who chose that adventure, so anything you say about your life must be just as interesting! :)

  59. Tartelette says:

    Wow…I am so behind with comments this month!! The stars are beautiful! I love the last picture…like it’s sticking your tongue at me, eheheh!!

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