Monday, January 28, 2008

I Dared to try Lemon Meringue Pie



Ok, so this is one of those "all-time-favorite" deserts that my husband loves, and so do my co-workers, but it's not for me. I don't know what my deal is, but lemon deserts of any sort are not up my alley for some reason. That's not to say I didn't have a blast making this pie AND I would definitely make it again!! I want to shout-out a big THANK YOU to JEN at The Canadian Baker for choosing the Lemon Meringue Pie for the January Daring Bakers Challenge, because I did have fun making it and Nate had a blast eating it!! Check out all the BEAUTIFUL pies by visiting the DARING BAKERS BLOGROLL HERE






I started out with the crust, of course, and this was a different recipe from my "usual" for pie crust, and I really liked it. This is a sweet, flaky, delicious crust recipe that I will definitely use again. It was not too difficult to make and I was very happy with how it turned out...This was the first time I used beans in a pie crust to weight it down, and I am not sure if they are supposed to "burrow" a bit, but it didn't affect the taste, and didn't boar any holes through the crust, so I'm not complaining.





Nate came into the kitchen to help out with the filling. I had to explain that he did not get to "add more zest, ADD MORE ZEST!!", he kept wanting to put his spin on the filling, but I told him we can make another pie for improvising and twists soon! We followed the recipe exactly and filled up the crust with the delicious-looking lemon filling, Nate said it tasted fabulous.



Next came the meringue, which I was so excited to make, because I was not afraid of it, having made that part of this recipe before and knowing it was going to be GOOD! I did, however, as usual, jump the gun a little bit and my meringue was ready to rock when I realized the pie was still a teeny bit warm, not quite all the way cooled. So my meringue sat for a little bit and then I spooned it onto the pie- I think next time I'll get a little fancier with the meringue, but at this point Nate was very anxious to eat some pie so I just spooned it on and baked it.



Nate said the pie was totally delicious, I cut a slice for him before I let it fully "set" and it was super mushy, but the we refrigerated it for a bit and it "gel"'d nicely and I didn't run into the wateriness that others did (for the most part).



Visit The Canadian Baker for the full recipe & enjoy!!
Nate said he will be making this again~

34 comments:

Nikki57 said...

It looks like it turned out great!

CB said...

Beautiful! Great job!
-Clara
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Kevin said...

Your lemon meringue pie looks really good. I too, really enjoyed the crust recipe. It is a keeper.

~Amber~ said...

Your pie looks wonderful! Congratulations.

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MrsPresley said...

congrats on yet another DB challenge! your LMP looks great!

Chez Denise et Laudalino said...

Great site! I love your pie ... looks very good! As well, I am going to have to make those sausage bites - YUM!!!

Melanie said...

Congrats on your well-made pie!! So glad you didn't run into the watery/weepiness others of us did. And I'm so glad to have found your blog (thanks for commenting on mine) - I perused a bit and am salivating over so many of your recipes!

Nikki said...

Good job! Being a DB is fun!

simply said...

I love your pie. YOu have beautiful pictures as well. I gave up uploading mine one at time as I was getting all messed up. I enjoyed making my LMG

Aparna said...

Nice pie. We liked the crust too. I'm planning to make "cookies" with it as my daughter absolutely loved it.

Rachel said...

Love your fluting! And the pie too!

DawnsRecipes said...

Wow...nice job fluting that crust! The pie looks great!

Jenny said...

I'm another fan of this crust. Looks delicious!

chou said...

I'm totally in the "add more zest" camp! Hooray for lemon loveliness. :) I agree that the crust was super-yummy: almost shortbread-like.

Maryann said...

Hi Beth! It's great looking :)

Lesley said...

My GOD the pictures of your meringue are making my mouth water. Great close-ups!!

Deborah said...

It seems like this recipe converted a few into lovers of lemon meringue pie!! Your pie looks wonderful!

LP said...

I want to take a nap on your meringue!

the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד said...

Beautifully done!

Joey Biscotti said...

your pie looks gorgeous!!!

Naomi Devlin said...

I see what you mean about the beans! It looks like the sand at the edge of the sea when it forms those ridges. Well done though on avoiding wateryness!

Carrie said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful experience with the LMP. It looks great!

SweetDesigns said...

WOOT!! It looks great!!!

Miss Ifi said...

It looks soooo good!! Congratulations.
I am really glad you had fun making it even though lemony desserts are not up your alley

Tartelette said...

I'll eat your slice, please...Looks wonderful! Great job on the challenge!

BitterSweet said...

Gorgeous fluting on the crust, your pie looks incredible!

sunita said...

We loved the crust too...congrats onb completing the challenge :-)

wmpe said...

Your tart photos are great! I agree with your husband, the zest was what made the pie. Your LMP looks great. Wendy

Claire said...

I, like you, didn't have the "watering" problems. Your pie is great looking. Glad you have someone to share it with!

Jen said...

Pretty crust and beautiful pie. Great job!

Peabody said...

Well at least you had people in the family to enjoy your lovely pie.

Lunch Buckets said...

Great looking pie :)

Dolores said...

Sounds like this one was a winner for *both* you and Nate. Congratulations... great job!

eatme_delicious said...

Looks great! Especially that crust. So many people have talked about how much they enjoyed the crust - I should really try making it again!