Tummy Tuesday: Lemon Meringue Pie

Piece of Lemon Meringue Pie

Tummy Tuesday: Lemon Meringue Pie

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Lemon Meringue Pie is a dessert dish that hasn’t been around much over the last 20 years, but it is coming back into fashion again, take a look at the internet every cook of importance has Lemon Meringue Pie recipes, Jamie Oliver, Martha Stewart, Gordon Ramsey plus much more.

It’s a pie that takes a while to get it perfect, you can have many failures, but with perseverance, you will get it right, you will wonder why it took so long.

Cooked Lemon Meringue Pie

 

Ideas for Pie Crusts

These pies can be made quickly if you have a bought pie crust all ready to use, but I think it always tastier to have a home-made pie crust. There are many version available, it’s up to you to decide what kind you like best.

Here’re a few pie crust recipes I have been using over the years. This first one has lemon juice in it, appropriate for a pie like this.

Biscuit Pastry

1/4 lb butter, 2 oz sugar, 1egg yolk, 1 tablespoon water, 1/2 lb flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, pinch salt,

Method: Soften butter and sugar, add yolk and water, sift in the flour, baking powder, salt, add lemon juice.

Press into a pie dish, put baking pie weights in, and bake in a hot oven for 20 mins, remove baking pie weights if you have used them (recommended), then return to oven for another 1 minute to dry out pastry base.

Short Pie Crust.

1/2 lb flour, 1/4 lb butter, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1 teaspoon cream of tartar, a small half cup of water.

Method: Soft the butter,(good if at room temperate) then rub it into the sifted flour, cream of tartar, dissolve baking soda in the water and add.

Roll out and line a dish for the pie, (not a sweet crust) follow instructions as above.

Sweet Shortcrust Pastry

1 cup standard plain flour, 250 grams (4 oz)

85 grams ( 3 oz) butter

1/4 cup sugar

1 egg yolk

1 tablespoon water

METHOD:

Sift flour. Cut in butter until it resembles fine breadcrumbs.

Stir in sugar. Add egg yolk and water.

Mix to a stiff dough.

Chill for 30 mins before using.

Use as required for sweet pies and tarts.

makes about 400 grams ( 14 -16 ozs, 1 lb).

HINT

Always use eggs that are a few days old (never fresh) and at room temperature for the meringue.

Lemon Meringue Pie

This pie is usually eaten as a dessert, very nice, cooled a little and eaten with vanilla ice-cream.

As in most food using lemons flavor is determined by the lemons you use as every lemon as a different taste, tatty, bitter or sweet.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Ingredients

  • Three eggs
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon melted butter
  • 1 1/4 cups milk

Instructions

  1. Method:
  2. Mix thoroughly the 3 egg yolks (beat lightly), add the honey, flour and lemon juice, flesh and grated rind of half the lemon, and melted butter.
  3. After mixing in the order given, add the milk.
  4. Pour into the pie dish which has been lined with a good crust, prick to prevent air bubbles.
  5. Bake until set.
  6. Cover with meringue ( 3 beaten egg whites, 3 tablespoons of honey, few drops of lemon juice), spoon on top of lemon filling
  7. Return to oven and bake until it is a nice brown, about 10 mins.

Links to Making a Lemon Meringue Pie. – Also, help for Meringue topping success.

There is an art to having a success when making these pies.

Here are a few sites that have lots of ideas to make this a successful occasion.

Meringue

Never use plastic bowls (Tupperware), wet or greasy bowls, as the egg whites will not beat nice and fluffy, it will be flat and not become peaky when beating.

35 thoughts on “Tummy Tuesday: Lemon Meringue Pie

  1. Amazing! And it made me think of my mom (like Comedy Plus and Rothpoetry); she does not bake anymore, but used to be a great pie maker, especially lemon merengue. Thank you!

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    • Thanks for the comment, this recipe, lemon meringue pie has brought back memories of their mother home cooking, I’m so pleased, it’s nice to remember what our mothers have done, even if it’s the smell and eating of her delicious cooking. Have a great day.

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    • It is yummy, I love sweet dishes myself, but I’m not cutting back, as I don’t eat a lot, too much stress lately, we had a break it on Sunday night, most of the home-kill meat that was in it was stolen, besides a broken window and damaged building, all sorted out now, except getting over the shock, police have been marvelous, but we haven’t found out who did it, they wore gloves, so fingerprints were no good, even I was fingerprinted, the first time in my life. Now to make a cup of coffee, washing on the line, going to rain soon, been a very cold week in NZ. Let’s hope next week will be kinder to us.

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      • OMG! What a terrible thing. Shocking. That’s why I declined buying an independent house though my husband wanted it badly but being both 70+ living in flats is more secure. Small, manageable and full of security.Knowing about so much cold makes me shiver here. Can’t stand extreme cold or hot. Well, who does? I pray for akinder week to you.
        Have a nice peaceful day.

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      • Thanks, you are a true friend, always enjoy reading your comments, you are always so positive. Have a nice week, hope it’s not too hot for you. I have been hearing on the TV how hot summer is.

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      • At present I’m at my son’s place, Mumbai. It is raining hard since I came here. Not able to go out since last two days. I enjoy rainy season though drying clothes is hard. For crops we need it badly also water scarcity in some parts is terrible. Thanks for encouraging me. I admire you for your courage. Love and peace my friend.

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