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Megans Cookin: Can Jen float my boat?

Monday, January 28, 2008

Can Jen float my boat?

When they first announced Lemon Meringue Pie, I wasn't that thrilled. It is not in my top 10. Come to think about it, I don't think it even ranks in my top 20. Funny, I love lemon bars, I love meringue cookies, I love pie. Lemon meringue pie just doesn't float my boat.

Until now!

I waited till the last minute to fulfill my challenge. That gave me ample time to read every one's trial and tribulations on the DB blog. So I expected some weeping of the meringue and puddles of congealed lemon curd. What I got was an amazing pie. I made four mini pies because I thought I could give one or two away. (which I didn't) Besides the fact, that they are just so darn cute!

The lemon curd set up nice without even a hint of ooze.

The meringue, Oh the lovely meringue. It was a billowing melt in your mouth fluffy puff. Yes, I loved the meringue!

The pie crust. Well, as careful as I was not to overwork it, it came out a little tough. But not so tough that it stopped anybody from eating it.
The crust, The pie, I'd like to try again.

A big thank you to Jen of The Canadian Baker for hosting and picking such an awesome recipe.

You made my boat float!

You can find the recipe there. So grab another cup of coffee and go look at all the other pies and start keep drooling over their creations.

I hope you have a lemon meringue kind of day!


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Blogger KJ said...

I felt the same way, but the pie didn't quite win me over. LMP is just not for me. But I'm glad you have found something you really like. YAAAY for the Daring Bakers.

January 27, 2008 at 6:09 PM  
Blogger kellypea said...

Cheers to another one who waited to the last minute! And congrats -- it looks delicious. Where'd you get those cute little glass pans?

January 28, 2008 at 12:49 AM  
Blogger Aamena said...

Hey thats so cool that you started liking them... :) For me too it was something i would never have baked by myself.. tho am still not too sure how i like it...

January 28, 2008 at 2:24 AM  
Blogger myriam said...

oh yours look wonderful! good job!

January 28, 2008 at 3:31 AM  
OpenID bbaking said...

Wow. your pie turned out perfectly! Mine didn't set but still tasted delicous!

January 28, 2008 at 3:32 AM  
Blogger April said...

Great looking pies!! I am glad that they turned out for you!

January 28, 2008 at 5:45 AM  
Blogger Jerry said...

Megan, it looks spectacular! Like a puffy cloud!

January 28, 2008 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Pixie said...

Looks great, well done!

January 28, 2008 at 7:37 AM  
Blogger Karen said...

Perfect pies! What size are those pie pans? They look great.

January 28, 2008 at 7:50 AM  
Blogger Judy @ No Fear Entertaining said...

Your pies look incredible!

January 28, 2008 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

Your pies look wonderful! I love the meringue swirls! Well done!



January 28, 2008 at 8:27 AM  
Blogger sunita said...

I did mine just last Saturday....your pies are real cuties :-)

January 28, 2008 at 8:45 AM  
Blogger Sheltie Girl said...

You did a great job on the pies. I liked this recipe too.

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

January 28, 2008 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Dagmar - A Cat in the Kitchen said...

The mini pies look gorgeous! Well done!

January 28, 2008 at 11:59 AM  
Blogger Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Hey Megan, thanks for stopping by earlier, they're now finished, and I love them. Not as pretty as yours which turned out beautifully! Perfect!

January 28, 2008 at 1:38 PM  
Blogger Nikki57 said...

They are adorable!

January 28, 2008 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Brilynn said...

Those are definitely cute! Glad you enjoyed the challenge.

January 28, 2008 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Your little pies look beautiful! Great job!

January 28, 2008 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger Gretchen Noelle said...

Very nice looking pie. The curd seemed to set very nicely!

January 28, 2008 at 10:05 PM  
Blogger Cakelaw said...

These look delicious - I love the thickness of the lemon and meringue layers in your pies. Makes me want to bite right in!

January 29, 2008 at 2:20 AM  
Blogger Nan said...

'You made my boat float' haha. Congratulations on the challenge, your pielets are cute!

January 29, 2008 at 5:29 AM  
Blogger Jenny said...

Add me to the list of people who want those pie pans!! Great job.

I've also found myself waiting until the end of the month to benefit from other bakers' mistakes. It helps!

January 29, 2008 at 5:47 AM  
Blogger Joey Biscotti said...

and another inquiry about those pans! great little pies!!! well done!

January 29, 2008 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Wow, your pies look perfect. Especially good job on the meringue piping. Your crust was tough and you think you overworked it. Mine oozed butter and shrank and I think I may have underprocessed it. There's probably a perfect middle ground somewhere.

January 29, 2008 at 9:52 AM  
Blogger Deborah said...

It sounds like you've been converted to LMP! Your mini pies look wonderful!

January 29, 2008 at 10:14 AM  
Blogger Annemarie said...

Your little pies do indeed look just perfect, and totally validate feelings of wanting to eat the whole thing in one sitting. :)

January 29, 2008 at 11:06 AM  
Blogger DaviMack said...

So glad that you found it to be yummy! Good job!

January 29, 2008 at 11:22 AM  
Anonymous linda said...

Looks wonderful, your filling looks so nice and firm!

January 29, 2008 at 12:47 PM  
Blogger Miss Ifi said...

Congratulations!!! your little pies look amazing ^_^
I think it is quite funny how some people that REEEEALLY wanted to do this challenge had some problems and others that were not so excited didn't have any problems at all, beautiful pies!!!

January 29, 2008 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Carla said...

I made coconut cream pie once, but the filling didn't thicken enough. Maybe I'll try lemon meringue next. Yours look good!

January 29, 2008 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Bec said...

My sister always made the best lemon meringue pie. I've never tried to make one as it is her forte lol.

January 29, 2008 at 8:25 PM  
Blogger Dhanggit said...

just like you not LMP is not my best neither but hubby loves them!!well done on your LMP!! till next challenge

January 30, 2008 at 12:08 AM  
Blogger Peabody said...

You know, now that you mention it, I love lemon odd that I don't like lmp. Yours looks like it turned out perfectly.

January 30, 2008 at 2:41 AM  
Blogger Sagari said...

wonderfull pie

January 30, 2008 at 7:30 AM  
Blogger Andrea said...

Lovely mini pies! Where did you find the little glass pie plates??

January 30, 2008 at 8:46 AM  
Blogger Marie said...

Those are some beautiful pies. Thanks for stopping by my blog, hope to see you back!

January 30, 2008 at 8:54 AM  
Blogger Dolores said...

One hundred or so LMP's into my Daring Baker marathon (in some ways, three days home with a sinus infection is a blessing... if I can't cook, I can dream about food) and we have a conversion. Glad this recipe worked so well for you. It's neat to discover new food loves.

January 31, 2008 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Nora B. said...

Hi Megan,
I'm glad that you changed your mind about lemon meringue pie. I was lucky that the first time I ate a LMP, it was a homemade one a friend made, so it was delicious. I've had others at restaurants, and it was rather disappointing. So I never order them any more and make them myself if I have the craving for this pie.

January 31, 2008 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger Quellia said...

Those ARE so CUTE! :-)
Well done!

February 1, 2008 at 6:50 AM  
Blogger BC said...

They look fantastic. Mine wept - doyou have a secret that you could share?

February 1, 2008 at 11:07 AM  
Blogger Lunch Buckets said...

What a perfect sized pie! You know, if you had 2.

February 2, 2008 at 11:48 AM  
Blogger Claire said...

Look at your perfect little pies! So beautiful! I want some of those pie plates...any special place you got them?

February 3, 2008 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

Thanks everyone for stopping buy and the nice comments! The little pie plates I used were my mom's. She must of bought those some 30-40 years ago. They are made by Pyrex but a quick scan of the internet came up empty.

February 3, 2008 at 5:55 PM  
Blogger Fab Grandma said...

As soon as I find a good gluten free pie crust recipe, I am making a lemon meringue pie. I used to ask my Mom to make me a lemon pie for my birthday instead of a birthday cake. MMMMMMM.

February 5, 2008 at 9:23 PM  

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