Always Late For A Party…But I have Almond Melon Meringue Pie!

July 6, 2011 · 20 comments

I have sooooo much to celebrate today!!!  What a perfect day to have a virtual Pie Party!

It is a joke in my family that I will be late for my own funeral….seriously I am late for everything…BUT I have PIE!!!!

So when there is a party, I really feel something, I mean anything should  be celebrated during a party.  But what to celebrate today?   Then I was on the phone with my best friend in the whole wide world, I love her lots!!!!  AND I finally realized what we are celebrating tonight!

Well Amy and Jared got engaged last week!

Amy graduates from Nursing school next week!

AND I have not talked to her much in the last year with school, she said she is back, YAY!!!!

Amy this party is for you my friend, I am so very proud of you!

The pie of choice?  How about….

Almond Melon Meringue

1 medium cantaloup, seeded and diced

1 cup sugar

2 1/2 tsp xanthan gum

3 egg yolks

4 Tbsps butter melted

1 tsp almond extract

1/8 tsp salt

For crust:

1 1/2 cups almond flour

4 Tbsps butter melted

For meringue:

3 egg whites

1/4 cup sugar

1/2 tsp almond extract

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350 degree Fahrenheit

In blender or food processor, puree melon.  Combine pureed melon, sugar, xanthan gum, egg yolks, salt, almond extract, and melted butter together in mixing bowl.  Mix ingredients with electric mixer.

Mix together almond flour and melted butter, place in pie pan.

Pour melon mixture in pie pan.  Place pan on sheet pan, just in case mixture spills over sides.

Bake for about 45-55 minutes.  Because I used xanthan gum, and only 2 1/2 tsps, pie does not completely set up, will be slightly soft.  You can use 3 Tbsps of cornstarch, or more xanthan gum.

For meringue, mix egg whites in mixer until soft peaks form.  Slowly add sugar and almond extract.  Pour over cooked pie evenly.  Bake pie for another 15 minutes.

Let cool, then refrigerate to let pie set. Enjoy!

I am so excited to be a part of my first virtual baking party!  Sorry I was so late, but better late then never. I look forward to reading all the delicious pie recipes, and drooling a bit too!!!

What is your favorite pie?

Until next time, Come on in, Have a seat,

Hugs, Terra

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • http://twitter.com/nella22 Marnely Rodriguez

    Wow, your pie looks so good! I love the meringue on top, you know I do! Congrats to all your friends!!!! This is just a great way to celebrate!!!

  • http://www.yummychunklet.wordpress.com Yummychunklet

    Yay! With pie, all problems can be forgiven!

  • Amy Lowy

    Thanks lady friend! Looks delicious. I like how the meringue looks. Very home made :)

  • http://juniakk.blogspot.com Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    what a wonderful combo of cantaloupe and almonds!!!! mmMmm! heheh and i’m glad you made it to the pie party. i did not  hahaha. i tried, but i was running too late~~ :)

  • amacleith

    yum looks tasty!!! and congrats to your friend. wonderful news!

  • http://twitter.com/thejoyofcaking The Joy of Caking

    What a unique recipe.  Glad you’ve got reason to celebrate!  My favorite pie – apple :)

  • http://www.eat-yourself-skinny.com Kelly

    This looks incredibly delicious, what a great way to celebrate!! :)

  • http://twitter.com/thedailypalette The Daily Palette

    Ha, I didn’t get an invite for this party!  But I’m totally enjoying seeing pies all over! ;-)  

  • flourtrader

    Nice tribute to your friend Amy!  Lateness is forgotten easily after one look at that pie-nice unique recipe.  thanks for sharing.

  • http://www.theculturaldish.blogspot.com Elyse @The Cultural Dish

    Not a bad gift to bring! I think this definitely makes up for being late… it looks delicious! 

  • http://cosmopolitancurrymania.blogspot.com Purabi Naha

    The dish looks beautiful and yummy! I think I should keep your blog bookmarked for my next party menu!

  • http://dreamaboutfood.blogspot.com Carolyn

    Wow, seriously?  Almond melon meringue?  What a fab flavour combo!

  • Kate@Diethood.com

    I don’t care how late you are as long as this pie is coming with you! YUMMMMMMMMO! 

  • http://twitter.com/TheSpicyRD EA Stewart

    Cool pie idea and gluten-free too. Love it!  Lemon meringue is one of my favorites, but my all time fave is probably pecan pie. Thx for the great pie inspiration!!!

  • Carol Peterman/TableFare

    Melon meringue pie sounds so interesting. I’ve never thought of doing that. I was late for the pie party too. I think I got my post up at 11:30 p.m. on the 6th. Pie is one of the better late night snacks after all. I shared my Chocolate Cream Pie recipe and told the tale of the worst thing I’ve ever made. http://bit.ly/p3FiV1 

  • http://comowater.com Tiffany

    I hope you had wonderful celebrations! And CONGRATS on your engagement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/chowandchatter RebeccaSubbiah RD

    wow what a fab pie and congrats to your friend? sister ? on her engagement 

  • http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com Lisa @ Sweet as Sugar Cookies

    Your meringue looks super fluffy.  I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog till Monday and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your pie up.  http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/07/sweets-for-saturday-25.html

  • Jay

    awesome …love ur presentation..
    first time here..lovely space you have..
    excellent clicks..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  • http://onewetfoot.wordpress.com/ Teresa

    That’s lovely! It’s always time for pie, but it’s best in celebration – congrats to your friends!

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