Hello! Since I’ve moved to DC officially, I’ve decided to post on teenypies once a week since not much is going on, but I still want everyone to be in the loop over the next few months as I play with pie ideas and write the book. I’ll still be taking lots of instagram photos however, so I’ll just post those here during the week and give you a whole lot of pie news, stories, and love once a week!
This week in the wonderful world of pie testing I made a lime curd pie on a whole wheat crust. I’ve been dying to try and make a really satisfyingly tart lime curd for a while now to see if it comes close to competing with the typical key lime filling because I have a certain (perhaps un-warranted) dislike for sweetened and condensed milk. Maybe it’s because in Boston it came to us in large udder-like, twenty-five pound bags that were utterly (or udderly, if you prefer) revolting in a squishy squashy textural way. Or maybe it’s because it’s kind of milk, kind of not, and really really messy. But probably it was just because I wanted yet another opportunity to cream some butter and zest some limes.
ZEST. isn’t it just the prettiest thing in the entire world! The curd was absolutely wonderful, and I think a lovely alternative to sweetened and condensed milk… however, in Aaron’s estimation I will never live down putting it in a whole wheat crust rather than an graham crust. Despite multiple reminders to myself while walking to the store and a pretty strong conviction that key lime curd would definitely taste best on a graham crust, I simply forgot to buy graham crackers and instead just threw together a whole wheat crust when I realized my absentminded mistake. From here on out it will go in a graham crust, but it was still a decent, zesty dessert in my humble pie opinion. Aaron, being a key lime connoisseur would probably beg to differ… but it certainly didn’t stop him from eating half the pie (not all in one sitting, of course)
Keep an eye out for this weeks instagrams, and I’ll fill you in on this weeks pie menu next Sunday!