Coconut Lime Meringue Pie

I’ve never met a pie I didn’t like, but meringue pies are special. My mom made incredible lemon meringue pie when I was growing up and I loved it so much. So when I saw a coconut lime meringue pie in the latest season of the Great British Bake Off, I knew it had to be my next entry in my tribute series. I already have made kouign amann, lemon poppy seed drizzle cake, homemade English muffins, and homemade ciabatta bread from the show. I thought the pie looked like such an amazing twist on my mom’s pie. It took some time to make but it was so fun!

I made the dough for the coconut lime meringue pie crust first. It was so easy that I didn’t even need any special equipment! I just stirred it all together and used my hands to bring it together into a ball. Then it chilled for 30 minutes. It was important to keep the dough cold so that it was flaky when it baked.
The crust blind baked before anything else. That meant that I lined it with foil and filled it with dry beans to weigh it down. It kept it from puffing up and losing its shape.
Once I finished the crust, I made the amazing, citrusy filling for the coconut lime meringue pie. There was loads of lime juice and zest. I also wanted a vibrant color when I cut into the pie, so I put in a couple of drops of green food coloring. It cooked very gently in a saucepan so that the eggs didn’t scramble. My arm got a workout because I couldn’t stop stirring either! When it was the thick texture of pudding, it was ready.
The last component that I made for the coconut lime meringue pie was that luscious meringue. First, I gently cooked the egg whites and sugar in a bowl over a pot of simmering water. Then I just whipped it up until it formed stiff peaks and had a fantastic shine.
I piled that meringue in a thick layer on top of the rest of the baked pie. Then it went back into the oven to brown on top and make that meringue crisp. The coconut on top also toasted up beautifully! I let the coconut lime meringue pie chill for 3 hours before I served it.

Oh my goodness, this was definitely an incredible and fun twist on the pie I grew up loving. The coconut and lime were amazing together and the crisp meringue gave it such fantastic texture. I followed the recipe from the show pretty closely and just made a couple of tweaks. For instance, I could not find desiccated coconut anywhere, so I just put in a little coconut extract for the meringue. I hope you all love this pie as much as I did!! It really is perfect for summer. xoxo

Coconut Lime Meringue Pie
Coconut Lime Meringue Pie
Coconut Lime Meringue Pie
Coconut Lime Meringue Pie

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Coconut Lime Meringue Pie
Coconut Lime Meringue Pie
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
1 hr
Total Time
3 hrs
 

This is such a luscious, flavorful coconut lime meringue pie! The flaky crust, custard filling and crispy meringue on top make for a perfect summer treat. 

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Coconut Lime Meringue Pie, Pie
Servings: 1 pie
Calories: 428 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
FOR THE CRUST
  • 100 grams unsalted butter softened
  • 1 whole egg yolk reserve the white
  • 50 grams powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • 165 grams all-purpose flour
  • cooking spray for greasing the pan
  • 1 whole egg beaten for an egg wash
FOR THE FILLING
  • 5 whole eggs
  • 2 whole egg yolks reserve the whites
  • 150 grams granulated sugar
  • 5 whole limes zested and juiced
  • 1 whole lemon zested and juiced
  • 10 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 2 drops green food coloring optional
FOR THE MERINGUE
  • 5 whole egg whites 3 of which are reserved from the crust and filling
  • 250 grams granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon coconut extract
  • shredded coconut as needed for sprinkling on top
Instructions
  1. First, make the dough for the crust. Combine the softened butter, egg yolk, powdered sugar and coconut extract in a bowl and stir them together well. Then stir in the flour until you get a dough forming. Gently bring it together into a firm ball with clean hands in the bowl and set it in the refrigerator to chill for 30 minutes. When time is up, turn the dough out onto a well floured, clean surface and roll it out into a large, really thin disc. Get out an 8 inch springform pan and spray it really well with cooking spray. Press the disc into the pan. Don't worry if it falls apart, just patch it up. Let the dough chill again for another 30 minutes in the pan.
  2. Pre-heat the oven to 350. Take out the crust and line it with aluminum foil. Fill the foil with either dry beans or pie weights to keep the crust from puffing while blind baking it. Bake it for 15 minutes. Then take it out and remove the foil and beans. Bake it for another 5 minutes to cook the bottom. Take it out again and brush it all over with the beaten egg. Bake it for 5 more minutes until it is golden. Take it out and let it cool completely. At this point, trim the top to take care of any scraggly edges and cracks on top. Reduce the oven heat to 285 and start on the filling.
  3. For the filling, combine the eggs, egg yolks, sugar, and the lime and lemon zest and juice. Use an electric hand mixer to blend them all together well. Then add the heavy cream and green food coloring if desired. Keep mixing it for another minute or so to make sure it is completely smooth and well blended. Then pour the mixture into a sauce pan and gently heat it up over medium low heat on the stove. It was about 4 on my gas stove. Stir it continuously for about 10-15 minutes until it becomes thick and the texture of pudding. Keep an eye on the temperature, do not let it boil or else the eggs will scramble.
  4. Pour the mixture into the cooled crust and bake the pie for about 10 minutes. It should be set but wobble just slightly. Set it aside to cool while you make the meringue topping. Put a small pot filled halfway with water on the stove and bring it to a gentle simmer. Combine the egg whites, sugar and coconut extract in a heat proof bowl and set it over the simmering water. Whisk it together while it gently heats up to dissolve the sugar and cook the eggs. The eggs will almost be opaque when they are perfect. Then take the bowl off of the heat and use a hand mixer to whip it up into a stiff, shiny meringue.
  5. Spread the meringue in a thick layer on top of the custard filling, making little swirls in it. Bring the oven heat back up to 350 and put the pie in to crisp up the meringue for 10-15 minutes. It should start to brown. Take it out and sprinkle lots of shredded coconut on top, then put it back in for about 5-10 more minutes to toast the coconut and brown the meringue more. Let the pie cool when it is done for 15 minutes, then release it from the pan. Chill it for at least 3 hours, then serve!
Nutrition Facts
Coconut Lime Meringue Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 slice)
Calories 428 Calories from Fat 161
% Daily Value*
Fat 17.9g28%
Saturated Fat 9.9g62%
Cholesterol 203mg68%
Sodium 121mg5%
Potassium 142mg4%
Carbohydrates 62.6g21%
Fiber 1.6g7%
Sugar 46.1g51%
Protein 8.3g17%
Calcium 40mg4%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 thoughts on “Coconut Lime Meringue Pie”

  1. This looks amazing!! I feel that I would make this, and it would just come out like a complete disaster – but seriously, this should be submitted to a food magazine or something! 🙂

  2. What a great idea to use dry beans to weigh it down! And I looooove that baking show! Always makes me hungry for goodies like this!

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