Monday, January 28, 2008

If life gives you Lemons ...............

make pie! Jen, from The Canadian Baker, was our hostess this month and she challenged us with making a Lemon Meringue Pie. This was my first time making a Lemon Meringue Pie and I even got L. to help out - we actually had a lot of fun doing it together! We made it for a dinner party we had a couple weekends back and our guests loved it. We loved it so much we made, it again, the next day and then again the following weekend!

We did use our lemon of choice which is the beautiful Meyer. As well I do not own a pie pan so we used a tart pan. The pastry dough was light and flaky and the filling was a beautiful shade of yellow and had just enough pucker! Meringue well you just can not go wrong with any sort of meringue. The first two pies came from the same recipe and unfortunately, once you cut into the pie it was more like floating islands on lemon soup - great flavor though. The second time around, we cut the water down but it was still rather runny. The flavor was so fantastic that it really did not matter to us nor our guests!

Want a taste of the drool fest click the blue link!

28 comments:

Beth G. said...

Drool-fest INDEED!! Beautiful job!

Andrea said...

Your meringue turned out so pretty! I also had soupy filling, but it still tasted pretty good.

Tracy said...

I've never used meyer lemons. I'm not sure I've even seen them. You're lucky to have California's bounty at your disposal!

Aparna said...

Very nice pies. Have to commend you on making it again. I was so tired out after my first and only LMP effort!

Sheltie Girl said...

Your lemon meringue pie turned out so beautifully. I love all the little swirls of meringue...yum.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Deborah said...

It looks wonderful!!

Maryann said...

It looks so pretty from here ;)

KayKat said...

Ya, my lemon curd was a bit runny too, but tasted fabulous :)

Congratulations on your first attempt!

Lane said...

We loved this pie too and DH has already asked me when I'm making it again. (We served it for company 2 weeks ago.)
Great photos.
Jane of VeganBits.com

breadchick said...

Sounds like everyone who used meyer lemons had great tasting pies. Good job on the challenge.

Lunch Buckets said...

Pie porn!

Jen Yu said...

You rock! You made this with Meyers (my fav!) and you made it again and again?! Wow :) Great job!

creampuff said...

So glad you enjoyed the challenge!

my food affair said...

I love your photos! Your pie/tart came out really well!! =P -kk

Tartelette said...

Turned out gorgeous! Found Meyer lemons today and I immediately thought of doing it again!!

Dolores said...

Three pies in a week! That speaks really well for the recipe. Great job on January's challenge.

Dhanggit said...

hmmm what a stunning LMP!! we all had fun doing this challenge!! till next challenge..:-) btw, i love your photos!!

Pixie said...

Looks fabulous and I agree, runny or not it was delicious! Thanks for stopping by...Pix :)

Karen said...

Lovely photos of your lovely pie. I agree, runny or not, this pie tasted fabulous! Well done.

Suzana said...

Lovely pie. And so beautifully photographed!

Elle said...

Loved the photos on Flickr...so many beautiful ones. Meyer lemons really are nice for this LMP. Your pie looks wonderful...sorry about the thin filling...mine wept. Still, super yummy! Beautiful job both of you!

Claire said...

This is fantastic! I love your pictures.

chou said...

I looked at your LMP pics on Daring Baker with envy today--happy envy because they're sooooo pretty! I love the eggs in the foreground with the lemons peeping out behind.

Big Boys Oven said...

OMG! your pie look awesome, I love the way you pipe those meringue, individually, looks gorgeous!

Bake your cake and eat it too said...

Wow, I love the way your crust came out! Very purty!

BrineS said...

You pie looks great!

DaviMack said...

Sorry for the runnyness, but I'm glad that it turned out to be good despite it! Looks wonderful!

Jen said...

Pretty Pie, good job!!! :)