Sunday, January 27, 2008

The Daring Bakers Pucker Up



Being the lemon-lover that I am, I was happy to find out that this month's Daring Baker's challenge was lemon meringue pie. Let me just say that I am not an experienced pie baker by any stretch of the imagination but I certainly am an experienced pie eater! And lemon meringue happens to be one of my favorites so I was eager to start baking. To make the challenge less daunting for me, I made the pie over the course of one and a half days. First I made the buttery pie crust, stored it in the fridge to chill, and then tackled the lemon filling and meringue the next day. I liked the look of my finished pie—the meringue had that light and glossy look and actually appeared slightly blow-torched after baking. Even though I found my pie to be a little on the runny side, it still tasted delicious. I loved the tanginess of the lemon filling and the crust though not perfect, was as buttery and flaky as any pie crust I've eaten before. Overall, I was pleased with my first attempt at lemon meringue pie. What a great challenge to start 2008 with! Who knows, maybe this will be the beginning of more pie baking in my future. Thank-you Jen, of the Canadian Baker, who chose this month's recipe. If you would like to give this pie a try yourself, check out her blog for the complete recipe.

16 comments:

Deborah said...

Great job on this challenge!!

Baking Soda said...

Ah..look at all that glistening goodness! Mine is long gone and looking at yours I crave pie!

DaviMack said...

Ditto what Karen said: I just had my last bite of my own pie, and yours makes me wish I had more!

Lisa Kendrick said...

I'm jealous that you had a better crust experience than me. I think I'm going to throw in the towel and just buy pre-made crusts.

Big Boys Oven said...

what a great attempt, cheers to you, well done!

Tracy said...

I am loving at all of the Daring Baker posts! It's amazing to see all of the different results. I liked my crust but I wouldn't call it flaky. Glad you were happy with yours.

Elle said...

Love lemon, too, and love your beautiful pie. My filling was kinda soft, too. Your meringue is so pretty! If you make more pies, do blog about it so we can see what other beauties you make.

Tartelette said...

You did a fantastic job! Loved the lemon part of it too!

wmpe said...

Your meringue looks wonderful and billowy. Great LMP. Wendy

Angel said...

You did a wonderful job, I just love the look of your meringue. It's fabulous!

Molly Loves Paris said...

Nice looking pie. That was a good idea to take two days to make it.

Jenny said...

I would be all for making 2008 the year of making more pie. I don't make nearly enough, I don't think.

Looks great!

Dolores said...

From one expert eater to another, congratulations; great job!

Lunch Buckets said...

Congratulations from another expert pie-eater!

Lis said...

Yay! It's perfect! I hope this is the start of a long pie baking career for you. ;)

Well done!

xoxo

Claire said...

Great looking pie! Glad you enjoyed it. Serving popcorn with the pie? :-)