I haven’t made lemon meringue pie in ages, but after my LJ friend, Spikesgirl, mentioned making one, recently, I got SUCH a craving that I couldn’t resist making one too. Of course, that meant that I was going to have to eat an entire pie before it went bad … or I got so sick of eating it that I had to pitch the leftovers.
Then I had a BRILLIANT idea.
Scale down the recipe and make a couple of mini pies.
Well, the best laid plans and all that.
I tried a new recipe for the filling/meringue since it was easier to halve but it still made more filling than would fit into the two mini pies I had pre-baked, so I filled a 7 1/4-inch pie shell, and snacked on the rest of the filling.
Lemon Meringue Pie – baked for 20 minutes until the meringue tips were golden brown.
I lasted a bit over an hour and then I just had to cut into the pie. Conclusion … DELICIOUS.
PS: I did NOT know it was Pi Day.
8 thoughts on “Pi Day – Foolproof Lemon Meringue Pie”
Now I want to watch Gilligan’s Island. I love lemon meringue pie.
Me too. (I forgot how good it was.)
It looks beautiful! I love lemon tart, but have never had meringue tart or pie!
Look at that beautifully peaked meringue…I haven’t had this pie in ages either. Now I’m going to have to make one.
It was easy to make and surprisingly tasty. I ate the whole thing in 3 days … ok, it was 2 1/2 but I had to have that first piece an hour after it was baked for quality control and to make sure it set. 🙂
I forgot about pi day! I love lemon meringue and have to make something lemon now because I just started a limoncello recipe. I guess I should say I “get” to make something lemon, now, lol!! Love the “waited an hour” part!! I’d be right there with you, fork in hand!!
I still have some of the limoncello I made … years ago. It was great in the lemon tiramisu I made, and the lemon curd no churn ice cream.