Monday, January 28, 2008

Lovely Lemons for a Pretty Pie


I've not made a lemon meringue pie in years. The primary reason is that I was lazy too make pie shells. Not any more! This crust was easy to roll out, easy to lay out and turned out like a shortbread cookie, light and crisp!

I cut out 3" scallop edged circles and half of these i placed in mini muffin tins to make a free style tartlettes and mini tarts.

I then proceeded to make the curd. I was hopeful that it was going to gel properly as it seemed quite thick. I needed it to hold it's shape as my tartlette was quite small. It turned out absolutely delightful!

After assembling everything, I piped the meringue on top and i torched it instead of baking it. I thought it would be pretty to see the curd peeking from underneath a white cap. Yummy! I had so many tartlettes last night and again this morning that I wish I made more! Till the next challenge!

-Pixie

12 comments:

Lis said...

Pixie this is two months in a row you've blown me away with your gorgeous challenges! I simply love the way you presented your tartlets.. so pretty!

Well done, sweets!

xoxo

Susan said...

Yes, they did turn out delightful!

Janet said...

pretty picture!
I like the torch over the oven, too.

Kelly said...

The little tart is so cute and just the perfect serving size. I'm sure you couldn't eat just one!

breadchick said...

Beautiful little tartlets!

Sheltie Girl said...

Pixie - Your tartlet is simply gorgeous. You did a wonderful job!

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

Maryann said...

Very nice job :)

Dolores said...

I'm with Lis and the others... your tartlets are absolutely exquisite!

Jasmine said...

No pun intended, but how sweet!

j

Princess of the kitchen said...

Cute tartlets. Well done!

Sandicita said...

I love both of your tartlets! They came out beautiful!

Aparna said...

Your tartlets are indeed pretty.