I was the lucky recipient again of lots of lemons from my co-worker's tree, she said she didn't even have to pick all the ones she gave me, they fell on the ground and she gave them all to me. You will get no complaints from me at all! All the lemony desserts I can make, or lemonade or grill a salmon with lemon slices on the top.
See I told you I had lots of lemons!
The possibilities are endless! This week's Tuesday Treats is a lemon meringue pie. I loved lemon meringue pie as a child, I would request my mom bake me one for my birthday instead of a cake. It is the tartness of lemons that I love, a little bit of sweet and a lot of tart. I really looked forward to making this pie because it brings back happiness in me as a child while eating a completely delicious pie!
Gather all your ingredients together and pre-bake your pie crust. After you have baked your pie crust, turn the oven temperature to 325 degree. Here are the ingredients.
Then look at how cute my puppy Kip is, patiently waiting as his mom makes a dessert :-), how adorable she is. Sorry for my knee being in the picture.
For the pie filling, you need 1 1/2 cups sugar, 1/3 cup cornstarch, 1 1/4 cup of water, 1/2 cup of lemon juice (freshly squeezed is preferred!), 3 tablespoons butter, 2 teaspoons of lemon zest.
For the meringue topping, you need 4 egg whites, 1/2 teaspoon of cream of tartar, and 1/2 cup of sugar.To make the filling, in a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch.
Gradually add the water in and stir.
Cook over medium heat, about 7-9 minutes until it is fully boiling. While the mixture is coming to a boil, beat the four eggs, zest your lemon and squeeze them for the juice.
Once the sugar and water mixture has come to a boil, put 1/2 cup of it into the beaten eggs. Then give that a quick stir and pour it all back into the saucepan until the mixture thickens.
Once it has thickened, then pour the lemon juice, throw in the butter and the lemon zest and stir!
Remove the saucepan from the heat and set the mixture aside while you whip
the egg whites to make the meringue.
In your mixer, pour the 4 egg whites and the cream of tartar and give it a good whip until foamy.
Pour the filling into the pie crust and top the filling with the meringue.
Bake the pie for 25-30 minutes, then remove the pie, let it chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours,
then slice, eat and enjoy!
Here is the finished pie!
Any other suggestions for recipes that use lemons?
I will take any requests, make the recipe and post pictures.Let me know what your favorite recipes using lemon.
Oh yah and did anyone watch the Bachelorette last night? Ryan was totally blindsided and while he wasn't my favorite, was it fair to keep him on so long if you didn't feel that connection? I'm sorry but Ashley is kinda getting on my nerve and I wouldn't have selected any of the remaining guys she has left, anyone have any thoughts about last night's episode?