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Help! My Key Lim Pie is too sour!

I tried a small amount of the custard in my key lime pie and it is wayyyy too sour! What can I do to sweeten it up somewhat before I top it with a meringue??

asked by Christina Hap almost 2 years ago
4 answers 782 views
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added almost 2 years ago

Not much you can do without changing the structure of the custard, but you could try folding in some simple syrup or agave syrup (I think honey would be too flavorful). When you serve it, you could plate it on a sWatch of sweetened raspberry or strawberry coulis (or even some berry jam if you have it in your pantry) to cut the tartness.

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added almost 2 years ago

(Dear autocorrect, that is "swath" not "swatch.")

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added almost 2 years ago

could you fold in something either sweet or neutral with a similar consistancy? I'm thinking vanilla Greek yogurt, sour cream, etc.

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added almost 2 years ago

The meringue may be sweet enough to balance out the tartness. I don't think you need to sweeten the custard.

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