Tuesday Treats...brought to you by lots of lemons

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 :-)
And our newest family member, Kimbia, 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?


Sarah said...

You make so many delicious looking foods! It makes my mouth water!

Btw, come by my page, because you've won an award!

natasha {schue love} said...

Wow, this look SO delicious!!! I bet the fresh lemons really make a difference! :)

natasha {schue love} said...

Oh and I am so irritated with Ashley too...ugh!

dani said...

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! :)

Your dog is super adorable! And this pie looks so yummy! Looking forward to reading more from you!

<3 The Daily Dani

megan said...

That pie looks SO good! I want a lemon tree! I am usually a Bachelor/Bachelorette junkie but just don't care about this season.

Elizabeth Ann @ Elizabeth Ann's Recipe Box said...

OH MY WORD! The meringue on that pie looks INCREDIBLE! We love this pound cake! http://www.elizabethannsrecipebox.com/2011/03/lemon-pound-cake.html

Kira said...

That pie looks amazing, I love lemons so much.

Stephanie said...

YUM! I totally want a piece right now! It would be great to have it with an iced tea and sit outside!!!

KT @ KT's Refinishing School said...

That's a lot of lemons! My parents have a lemon tree in their backyard (oh the benefits of living in Southern California) and I always ask for lots of lemons when they come to visit me since they don't grow very well here in Missouri :)

If you ever have way too many lemons, squeeze some of it into your dishwasher when you run a cycle to clean it out and keep the dishes sparkly (it is like Jet Dry but more eco-friendly)! Or microwave half of one in a bowl, remove and then wipe down the microwave for easy cleaning that smells good too!

Ashley said...

YUM!! This looks amazing. I posted a recipe for a lemon sugar scrub a few weeks back on my blog- easy to make and leaves your skin smelling wonderful! :)

Becca {A Blonde's Logic} said...

The pie looks so good! I wish my lemon tree was big enough to start giving me lemons!


Jessica {Living Portland} said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog today and becoming a follower! I love yours and can't wait to dive in.


www.StarHughes.com said...

Oh my gosh I have so many things to say about this post!! First of all - I am sooo impressed with that lemon meringue pie! I've wanted to make that for years but have never tried it. I've always thought it looked too hard, but your recipe looks great and definitely doable! Thanks for inspiring me!!

Second - I completely agree about the Bachelorette! I'm so unhappy with this season, I feel like Ashley doesn't really like anyone! Except Bentley...and what a disaster that was! I still can't help but watch it anyways...it's addicting!

sherri lynn said...

ooh this pie looks so good!

I totally agree with you about the Bachelorette. Ryan got on my nerves the whole time and I don't think she should have kept him that long...she should have at least given him an 1-on-1 earlier on so she could have felt out the relationship and sent him home. His surprised face was pretty funny though! Ashley is getting on my nerves and I'm ready for her season to be over! I did really like JP though, until he got all crazy with jealousy this week!

audrey marie said...

so jealous of all those fresh lemons!! i made cucumber lemonade with fresh lemons the other day and it was great (on my blog).

or just fresh lemonade is always a good summer treat!

Alisha said...

Your pie looks delicious!! Great job! I need a lemon tree in my yard… :)


Meghan @ Wishful Thinking said...

YUM! I have been dying for a decent lemon meringue pie for ages! I will definitely try this recipe!

Amanda said...

Oh my goodness this looks delicious! Except I don't know if I would have the patience to whip that up. And I heart Kimbia!

New follower :)

Jess at Just Rainbows and Butterflies said...

Yum! This looks delsih! I love lemons too, even as decorative pieces!

Danielle said...

oh man, this looks delicious! i love lemons! thanks for sharing - hope you have a lovely day! xoxo danielle

Ashley said...

oh my gosh! this looks delish!!

also, your sangria looks yummy too!


Anonymous said...

Hey Meg! Thanks for your sweet comments! :)

You are a lucky lady- I am a huge lemon fan too! I go through about a lemon a day because I always squeeze it into water :) Enjoy all your lemon adventures!

Anonymous said...

Oh, I really want a slice of that. I am a sucker for lemon meringue pie!!! I bet those fresh lemons are just delish. Hope your lemonade turns out great too xoxo

Correen said...

Ahh-mazing! Lemon and its juice are right up there with garlic in my recipes. That your co-worker just hands you bags of 'em that fall from her tree is {green with envy} so awesome! Drop me a note if you ever post a homemade lemon bar recipe with them-there freebie lemons ;)

Lady Behind The Curtain said...

Thank You for sharing your recipe with me at Cast Party Wednesday. I would love to see more of your recipes tomorrow!
I hope to see you there!