Monday, January 28, 2008

3-day Lemon Meringue Pie

I have to admit that I don’t think I’d ever eaten, let alone baked, a lemon meringue pie before this month’s challenge! I’m one of those people who don’t see a point to desserts without chocolate. But that’s really why I wanted to join the Daring Bakers – to have a reason to bake (and eat) things that I would never choose to bake on my own. Thanks for the great recipe choice this month, Jen!

BobbieSue-Lemon Pie Cut

I’ll start at the end. My pie turned out fantastic, and my husband and I both loved it – we are presently busy digesting the ¼ pie we took out as soon as it was done baking. He really liked that it had more tartness than other lemon meringue pies he’s had. It made the contrast with the sweeter meringue stand out more. I liked the tart, lemony flavor myself, having nothing to compare it to. And I am a huge meringue fan ever since making those Yule Log mushrooms.

BobbieSue-Lemon Meringue Pie

I actually baked the pie over three days because I didn’t really have time to do the whole process in one day. I was worried that the pie would suffer because of this, but it didn’t seem to, and if it would be better baked in one day, that would be impressive. I made the pie crust on Saturday, the lemon filling Sunday, and finally the meringue topping today. I especially liked making the lemon filling. I’ve never made anything like that and it was pretty cool to see it come together. I wanted to get a little fancier with my meringue, but I am late already, so I just plopped it on. It kind of looks like a smiley face though, doesn’t it?

-Bobbie

9 comments:

Sheltie Girl said...

You did a lovely job on your lemon meringue pie.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Maryann said...

Good job! Glad it's over..haha

Jasmine said...

You're very correct, this is a good pie to be done in stages and assembled just prior to devouring...

j

Dolores said...

Great job with January's challenge. I love the ones that challenge my skills at coordination, as well as my pure-baking skills.

auntie jo said...

I've seen all the posts, the meringue pies are really good! a good job!

Princess of the kitchen said...

Looks perfect . Well done!

Sandicita said...

Your pie looks beautiful! I like the rustic look of the meringue.

Aparna said...

Your pie looks lovely. I am all for cooking in stages rather that sweating it out all day in the kitchen!

Lis said...

Beautiful pie, Bobbi! And I'm so excited your sis will be joining us in March! Yay!

xoxo