Lemon Meringue Pie

3 Nov

I found a real cracker by chance tonight. Friends came over for dinner, and on a whim I decided to make a Lemon Meringue Pie. I’ve never done it before, but they are close friends, and they were happy to be my guinea pigs. The pie, it turns out, was pretty gosh darn tasty, if I do say so myself… which I do. AND it wasn’t half bad looking either 🙂

The recipe is from Australian Women’s Weekly Cookbooks: BAKE. Give it a spin, you won’t regret it. 🙂

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End of STEP 4: “Blind baked” pastry, (a little too browned in some places).

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A TIP FOR STEP 5: When you are stirring the mixture over the stove, small glutinous lumps will appear. Don’t freak out (I did a little bit). It wants to turn into an almost glue like texture, so when this happens you know it is on it’s way to achieving its dream! It will be ok. 🙂 It comes together super fast after this, changing from a milk like consistency to glue-like, in about 2 seconds! 🙂 It was impressive to see.

Watch the magic happen on my video here.

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STEP 6: The recipe says to “spread” the meringue, but I choose to pipe it. I think it looks pretty when it browns up. Each to their own. 🙂 Also because piping takes up more of the meringue mixture, I suggest using the forth egg white (from the pastry), and a little extra caster sugar, to make up extra meringue. Besides, all good intensions aside, what do most of us do with one left over egg white, in a glass in the fridge? We ignore it, until we can justify throwing it out. Instead: beat it up with sugar, and eat it. 🙂

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We loved this pie. I will definitely be making it again soon. Next time I will be brave and leave it in the oven just a tad longer (a few minutes only) to further “crunch-ify” the browned tips on the meringue.

Seasonal Note: In Australia lemons are in season in Autumn, Winter and Spring. Just something for us all to keep in mind. 😉

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6 Responses to “Lemon Meringue Pie”

  1. Candy November 3, 2012 at 2:24 pm #

    Looks gorgeous 🙂

  2. Replicator Lisa (@Replicator_Lisa) November 3, 2012 at 9:22 pm #

    OK. Here’s something to remember for next time: this sister-in-law LOVES lemon meringue pie 😉

    Your lemon meringue pie looks AWESOME! (Yo Gabba Gabba voice) 🙂

  3. smeema November 3, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    Roger that! 😉 loud and clear. No probs. Lemon meringue coming your way.

  4. smeema November 4, 2012 at 1:21 am #

    Thanks Candy! It was really super delicious!

  5. Evelyn November 10, 2012 at 11:21 am #

    Looks sensational! I’m hoping you’ll bring dessert next time we have a get together:)

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