The day before Easter this year, I needed a little baking therapy. Not to mention I needed an Easter dinner dessert. So, to kill two birds with one stone I picked out something a little more challenging. I’ve made a lot of pies, but never made a lemon meringue pie – probably because I wasn’t a very big fan of them. But now, something has changed and I like lemon pie. After searching for a recipe I settled on one from Better Homes & Gardens New Cook Book – Souvenir Edition. Making the pie was a bit time-consuming but I liked the way everything seemed to come together.
I used a store-bought freezer crust. Typically, I would make my own but I had one on hand and decided since I was attempting a new, and time-consuming recipe, I’d cheat a little.
I used a fresh lemon for zest and juice.
The meringue was a lot easier to make than I had anticipated. Turned out great – wouldn’t hesitate to make it again.
And, here is the finished product… Not bad for a newbie! It was a hit!
What amazes me is how on target she was when she gave me my first cookbook. I love baking and desserts, and I love to make appetizers. I relate both to of the art of entertaining, something she also seemed very interested in.
I believe appetizers should get your attention. They‘re an introduction to the good things yet to come. Desserts on the other hand should offer a grand finale, a big bang ending, leaving you with a lasting impression you’re not soon to forget, just like the memories I have of my grandmother.