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28 January 2008

Daring Bakers: Lemon Meringue Pie

This being my first month as a Daring Baker, I am in no way ashamed to admit that until I found out what the challenge for the month was, I was... not quite terrified, but more than slightly apprehensive. So, when I found out that the recipe for this month, hosted by Jen at The Canadian Baker, was Lemon Meringue Pie, I heaved a huge sigh of relief. Then I started reading the recipe. Pie crust - I can do that. Meringue - I can do that. Lemon curd - tasty. Oh. My. God. I have to temper eggs. The last time I tried to temper eggs, it was for vanilla ice cream. The result: light, fluffly, vanilla-speckled scrambled eggs. But, I am happy to report, my fear has been conquered. I am overjoyed. I have been an egg-tempering machine lately.


Six hours later (including waiting time), with my arms about to fall off, I pulled this pie out of the oven. I could barely contain myself enough to take a picture. After about 10 minutes of staring at it, drooling, I decided that I wanted some. Now. If it was horrendously hideous after I cut into it warm, I would make another one. Luckily, it wasn't.

How did it taste? Good enough to make me proclaim that "this could possibly be the yummiest thing I've ever eaten" and for my father, who adores lemon meringue pie, to call it the best he's ever had.


You can find the recipe for the pie at Culinary Concoctions by Peabody.

17 comments:

Meryl said...

I also thought this pie was fabulous--wasn't the curd just the best?!?

culinography said...

Well done! Great job and welcome to the DB'ers!

Susan said...

Congratulations on your first challenge turning out so well! Welcome to the group.

Tablebread said...

great job on this months challenge!

Lesley said...

I love your meringue color,it's so yummy.

Deborah said...

It sounds like it was a complete success!! Great job!

Carla said...

Great job on your first DB challenge! Looks delicious.

Dolores said...

Congratulations on your first challenge, and welcome, you egg tempering machine. :)

Princess of the kitchen said...

Looks great! well done!

Big Boys Oven said...

this so adorable pie... what an attempt!

Nabeela said...

oooh lovely! I recently made lemon squares qith home-made lemon curd too....tempering is a bit of a job...but the result is worth it! :)

KayKat said...

That looks *perfect*! Fabulous first attempt!

breadchick said...

Great job on the challenge this month! Waiting for the pie to cool was the hardest part wasn't it!

Lunch Buckets said...

Congratulations on your first success, it looks fabulous!

Jen Yu said...

That looks like a great LMP! Excellent job on your first challenge :)

creampuff said...

Yay! That's quite the success story. Congratulations on your first DB challenge!

Claire said...

Great job on your first challenge! I love the combination of your yellow pie with the green plate...wonderful.