Monday, June 13, 2011

Lemon Meringue Pie

I have been flat out busy the last few weeks, with different things and unfortunately, photographing none of it. I've been baking and sewing and, in a very conscious effort to be more mindful and 'present' I haven't been picking up the camera to document it. Which doesn't work for the poor old blog, I'm working on finding a nice balance.
But I couldn't resist picking up the camera for this today.
I was given a huge amount of lemons, mandarins and oranges a couple of weeks ago. More than we ever could possibly consume. I've given loads away but still I had lemons just sitting there.
So I thought I'd give Lemon Meringue Pie a go.
I used this recipe (except I used a store bought pie shell), but I must've done something wrong (no idea what), because the lemon part of the pie didn't set properly.

It's completely edible and it tastes great, but it just wasn't firm. It kind of had to be scooped out of the dish :(
But like I said, it still *tasted* good, so not a total write off (not by my standards anyway, lol)
So now I'm on a mission to try again and make it perfect.
If there are any lemon meringue pie experts out me ;)


Belinda Julie said...

Yum, I LOVE Lemon Meringue Pie!! Especially the lemon part!!

I am no expert but I have made two pies in my time.

And used this recipe here:

Let me know if you can't read the recipe properly.

Good luck!!

Brenda said...

Thanks Belinda, going to try your recipe! Lemon Meringue pie is so good............even the crappy ones ;)

casso said...

We've got the same lemon overload atm and I was thinking of making some deliciously decadent lemon curd. I seriously LOVE lemon curd and could eat it as its own food group. Your pie looks yummo, but bummer about the setting part. Sounds like it ended up a meringue-y curd on its own. Mmmmmm....