I have never made a lemon meringue pie before. I have made plenty of pies in my lifetime from double crusted apple Pie, to fudge pie to ice cream pies. Our favorite is the bourbon chocolate pecan pie we make every Thanksgiving. With cold weather upon us, there is nothing more uplifting than citrus. I just can’t get enough of it… so the idea of making a lemon meringue pie began. Just be sure and give yourself plenty of time before serving this pie, as it requires several hours to cool.
I have conquered the meringue thing, at least when it comes to making cookies like the peppermint meringues or the Christmas tree meringue cookies. However, wasn’t so sure how it would go making meringue to cover an entire pie.
The crust is easy, once again I rely on good store bought pie crusts. You need to pre-bake the crust for this one, so big deal there is one extra step!!
The next tricky thing is not cooking the eggs in the base. Whenever you need to add eggs to a hot dish, add a little of the warm mixture into your eggs to heat them up. Nothing worse than some cooked egg yolks in your finished product.
Phew, the lemon filling looks and tastes like a lemon meringue pie should. I even had to use one lime since I didn’t get enough juice from the lemons I had on hand…. NO one noticed.
Fill your baked crust with the lemon mixture and then you need to seal the lemon mixture with the meringue without over working it… That is the trick.
Task accomplished and now for the oven. I took the pie out before the recommended time and think it was a little too brown but heck I think it was pretty decent for a first attempt.
Taste Test Time: I could always make it better but for a first try to make a lemon meringue pie I was proud of myself and no one complained… I mean how many people have a homemade lemon meringue pie for dinner?
What new recipes are you interested in trying? Its a new year, give it a go!! Cant wait to hear about it too.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 163 Total Fat: 5g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 2g Cholesterol: 77mg Sodium: 51mg Carbohydrates: 28g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 22g Protein: 3g