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Lemon Meringue Pie by www.tasteandtellblog.com

It seems like I just posted about last month’s Yule Log yesterday – I can’t believe it’s already time for another Daring Baker’s post!!

This month’s challenge is from Jen at The Canadian Baker. Her choice was a lemon meringue pie from Wanda’s Pie in the Sky by Wanda Beaver. I was surprised to learn that so many people had never made a lemon meringue pie before!! I grew up with them – they almost always made an appearance on Thanksgiving and Christmas tables. In fact, I’d have to say that the lemon meringue was probably always my favorite pie. So I was quite excited about this challenge because it was something I was familiar with and loved.

Lemon Meringue Pie by www.tasteandtellblog.com

I decided to make mini tarts instead of a whole pie. That way, it would be easier to give away the leftover pie instead of my husband and I feeling like we had to eat a whole pie!! It went off without a hitch – lucky for me since I was a procrastinator again and made them the day before posting day. I swear one of these months I will complete the challenge before the month is over!!

Individual Lemon Meringue Pies by www.tasteandtellblog.com

The most fun part for me was the meringue, because I had never piped meringue, so I decided to have fun with it. My husband was quite impressed by all of the designs and had a hard time deciding which one he wanted to eat!

So what did I think of the lemon meringue tarts? I actually really liked the recipe, although I did fall in love with Dorie Greenspan’s Lemon Cream Tart that I made for Thanksgiving, and that has become my favorite lemon recipe. I wish I would have cooked the crust a little longer – it was a big soggy, but I blame myself for that because I didn’t really know how long to cook them since I made mini tarts instead of a pie. The lemon filling was actually very easy and quick, and the meringue didn’t give me any problems. I know many people ended up with a runny filling, but mine turned out wonderfully!

For the recipe, visit Jen’s blog. And don’t forget to check out all of the other Daring Baker’s pies!

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138 Responses to Lemon Meringue Pie {The Daring Bakers}

  1. Shawnda says:

    They *did* turn out beautifully. Great job on the meringues, too!

  2. Bellini Valli says:

    LOVE the piping details on the meringue. Your pies are little treasures!

  3. Katia says:

    Hi,
    Your tarts look wonderful! The meringue designs are really great too. Great Job! :)

  4. Katie B. says:

    Your cute little pies are adorable!! Great job!

  5. Meeta says:

    Oh that looks so great. I love that thick layer of lemon curd! I could literally dive into the stuff! Nice going!

  6. glamah16 says:

    Love your tarts . Your piping turned out beautiful. And it was a favorite to boot!

  7. Michelle says:

    deb – those look so good! I am so impressed. Yum!

  8. DawnsRecipes says:

    Aren’t you cute making them all different like that! Very clever!

  9. Butta Bunsb says:

    I’m having a good time looking at your beautiful meringue curly cues and patterns. You’re an artist! Almost too pretty to eat. But of course we all know better and would tear into them anyways.

  10. Gretchen Noelle says:

    These look stunning. I am one of those who had never even thought to make LMP before now! Not having worked with meringue before I am especially impressed by your different pipings. A great example for a meringue newbie like me!

  11. sunita says:

    Deborah, can’t blame your hubby…I too would have had a hard time deciding which one I liked..they’re so adorable :-)

  12. BC says:

    Your piping is bee-you-tee-ful!

  13. Maryann says:

    That’s a beautiful tart, Deb :)

  14. bbaking says:

    I love all your different meringue topping designs! Your mini tarts look fab, it just makes me want more lemon meringue, yumyumyum!

  15. VeggieGirl says:

    oh my goodness gracious, what a fabulous-looking meringue pie!! the epitome of perfection!! I like your idea of making the mini pies – cute!! :0)

  16. Half Baked says:

    Beautiful job! I had fun playing with the meringue as well.

  17. Dianne's Dishes says:

    Beautiful meringue designs! I love the way they turned out! :)

  18. Pixie says:

    They look incredible! Love the different designs, well done.

  19. Tempered Woman says:

    OH! I love the last picture. The meringue looks so fancy. I’m with you on loving lemon meringue pie I was surprised so many people weren’t thrilled with the choice.(oh yeah, and the whole waiting til the last minute- uhm, doesn’t everybody do that?!?!?!~ gives you plenty of time to read the other posts on Daring Bakers and start stressing abut everything that can go wrong.)

  20. Veron says:

    I had the most fun part with the meringue too. I really like how yours look so shiny. Beautiful tarts!

  21. Big Boys Oven says:

    those pie look so amazing beautiful…lost with words!

  22. April says:

    Your tarts look wonderful! I am glad that it turned out for you!

  23. Melanie says:

    Wow, your tarts look GREAT! Way to go! Now I wish I would have experimented with the piping like I wanted instead of just piling on the meringue – but I was too chicken!

  24. Cakespy says:

    WONDERFUL WORK!! I loved seeing the process too!

  25. Lynnylu says:

    Your tarts look beautiful decorated with different piping designs. A great way to practice!

  26. Proud Italian Cook says:

    All your peeks and swirls look beautiful, the piping bag really takes it “over the top”

  27. pipinthecity says:

    Your mini pies look adorable, Deborah! And the meringue designs are perfect. I´m with you in prefering Pierre Herme´s tart though, but I do it without the meringue because it´s all about the lemon for me.

  28. Gabi says:

    Lovely lemon tarts Deborah!
    Nice piping work.
    xoxo

  29. Ann says:

    Really gorgeous! Love the piping!

  30. Judy says:

    Really beautiful tarts. I like the idea of decorating each one differently.

  31. Baking Soda says:

    Look at the nifty meringue designs! Great job

  32. SweetDesigns says:

    Wow!! your tarts look wonderful…I have such a craving for lemon meringue now hehe

  33. DaviMack says:

    Wow, those look good – no oozing, no separating of the meringue from the filling. Good job!

  34. Jenny says:

    Very nice little pies! I wish I would have done the free form ones now! Too cute and great meringue!

  35. Andrea says:

    Your tarts turned out so pretty! Really a lovely job.

  36. Lisa Kendrick says:

    I wish I would have made little tarts instead of whole pies…yours look great!

  37. Tiffany says:

    I love all your piped designs!!!

  38. Sarah says:

    Looks great! Yummy!

  39. thepassionatecook says:

    great pies, well done! i had no trouble with the filling either, despite the conversion to metric. i found it very easy to make and will definitely make this again very soon!

  40. Madam Chow says:

    Beautiful tarts, and I love the meringue designs that you came up with. The meringue was my husband’s favorite part of the pie, and mine was the filling.

  41. javagirlkt's cookin' says:

    wow, these are SO beautiful! and i love your little slideshow!

  42. Laura says:

    I love your slideshow!!

  43. Arfi Binsted says:

    Wow, i love this!! This is the kind of ‘love’ pie for me and JS: I don’t really like meringue but he does so he eats the top while I love the filling and crust as he doesn’t really like them. Great work, Deborah!

  44. Amanda at Little Foodies says:

    They look absolutely stunning! I love all the different piping you did!
    I was definitely outside my comfort zone as I hadn’t made LMP before. I’d never made meringue before either. After seeing yours I’m going to practice!

  45. Megan says:

    I can see why he had trouble picking. They are all beautiful!

  46. aisha says:

    what pretty tarts! it must have been hard giving any away!

  47. Brilynn says:

    You did an amazing job with the piping, love the variations!

  48. Brian says:

    look at you with all your cute little pipings! tre bien!

  49. Joy says:

    Deborah – I love your piping – those tarts are so cute! I think I need a piping challenge so I can improve my wonky bag work!

  50. Suzana says:

    So cute! Those are lovely tartlets – I love the meringue. Great job!

  51. Susan says:

    I really like all the different ways you piped the meringue!

  52. Mary says:

    Wow! Your tarts look beautiful! I love how you did all the fancy piping!

  53. Karen says:

    Wow, those look great! I love all the different ways you piped the meringue.

  54. Kevin says:

    Your lemon meringue mini tarts look really good. Great meringue designs on top!

  55. culinography says:

    Beautiful meringue… beautiful pies! Well done, Deborah!

  56. Carla says:

    Your lemon filling is to die for!

  57. The Baker & The Curry Maker says:

    Oh Deb! They did turn out wonderfully! Well done! I loved playing with the meringue but didn’t have much time with all those people at the dinner table.

  58. The Baker & The Curry Maker says:

    Oh Deb! They did turn out wonderfully! Well done! I loved playing with the meringue but didn’t have much time with all those people at the dinner table.

  59. Comfort Joy Designs says:

    Woo-Hoo! Looks lovely! Fantastic job!

  60. Claire says:

    I, too, waited until yesterday to make the lovely pie! Your tarts are great.

  61. Beth G. says:

    GORGEOUS!!! You did a fabulous job, love your post :)

  62. Tracy says:

    Your tarts look gorgeous! Great job!

  63. StickyGooeyCreamyChewy says:

    Your tartlets look just beautiful! I love the way you piped your meringues. Very elegant!

  64. Nan says:

    Your piping is so cute! Congratulations on the challenge!

  65. Aparna says:

    Thanks.
    I just love the way you have piped the meringue. So beautiful.

  66. mimikatzchen says:

    looks great! i love the slide show you have up!

  67. Elle says:

    What delightful tarts! Love the many ways you did the meringue.

  68. Passionate baker...& beyond says:

    Well done Deborah! Each one of them pies looks precious…obviously your husband was impressed & had a tough time deciding. Must admit that LMP for a first for me…but I loved the challenge! reat pictures you’ve posted too. :0)

  69. Passionate baker...& beyond says:

    Well done Deborah! Each one of them pies looks precious…obviously your husband was impressed & had a tough time deciding. Must admit that LMP for a first for me…but I loved the challenge! reat pictures you’ve posted too. :0)

  70. Princess of the kitchen says:

    Your tarts look fantastic. I love how you made the meringue a differetn pattern on everyone. I also love the photo slide. How do you do that ? Well done

  71. eatme_delicious says:

    Wow Deborah!! Beautiful piping job. Now I want to go and try my hand at it. :)

  72. Emiline says:

    Yay! I’m #70 to post! Do I win something?!

    Your tarts look beautiful. I’m glad they turned out so well.
    I also enjoyed your slideshow.

    You have a lucky hubs to get to sample those lemon meringue tarts.

  73. Peabody says:

    So creative with the meringue! They all look great.

  74. Cakelaw says:

    I love the different patterns on each little tart – they are so cute! And your thick lemon filling looks delectable – I want some now!

  75. Barbara says:

    Good job. Nice to hear not everyone had trouble.

  76. Dharm says:

    your mini tarts look just great! I love how you made different designs for each tart!!

  77. Anj says:

    Three words — OH ** MY ** GOSH!! How proud are you on turning out something so great? Those little tarts are each a little jewel of their own. Beautiful job on the meringues. Way to go.

  78. Rosa's Yummy Yums says:

    Your pie looks gorgeous and ever so perfect! Pretty! Well done!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  79. Maryann says:

    Nice job!

  80. chou says:

    Cute tartlets! I agree, they’re just fun because they’re easy to share. :)

    Hey, I have a good friend blogging out of Provo–you might enjoy reading her chronicles of being a librarian in Happy Valley. :) She’s at slanted.

  81. JennDZ - The Leftover Queen says:

    Looks lovely!

  82. Kim Stone says:

    Stunning! Great job.

  83. Lesley says:

    I love your different meringues, they are all gorgeous. You could sell those!

  84. DK says:

    Your piping skills really show fabulously well! The meringue luks so elegant and beautiful!

  85. bittersweetblog says:

    Wow, check out all those meringue designs- Simply gorgeous!

  86. DaBookLady says:

    that is a wonderful pie, I have always wanted to make meringue look good, but always feel I fall a little short??? :( your details might help me out.. great job!!

  87. Angel says:

    Wow your tarts do looks so pretty and fancy with the different piped designs. No wonder your husband couldn’t choose. Great Job, they look wonderful!!

  88. Jessica says:

    The meringue on your tarts is gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  89. linda says:

    Love how you went wild with the piping! They look really beautiful. I baked mine pretty long. Eating a piece right now and only now does it is soggy, but not so much that it’s no good ;)

  90. LP says:

    Gorgeous as usual. Your site never ceases to impress me!

  91. Miss Ifi says:

    AMAZING meringue designs… that is why you are a DARING BAKER!!!…. so I ate lots of my tarts too, but I want to try one of yours now, they look so..YUMMY and cute..
    ah well Congratulations!

  92. aamena says:

    those mini tarts look very pretty! nice piping!

  93. Meryl says:

    Beautiful!

  94. Shayne says:

    ok that does it next time I will have to use the food processor to make my crust. the tarts are beautiful.

  95. Molly Loves Paris says:

    You got wonderfully creative with the meringue. I want to do that!

  96. lina says:

    Soo pretty… I think I would need a lesson on meringue piping. Beautiful work!

  97. Joey Biscotti says:

    loving all the different meringue designs! Great job and we LOVE the slideshow!!!

  98. Annemarie says:

    Oh, they look very, very good! Those piped toppings are evidence of a very steady (and patient) hand. I’ll have to look up that Dorie recipe…

  99. Shandy says:

    Deborah, your Lemon Meringue Tarts are gorgeous! The topping is absolutely beautiful and I am going to have to make this again. I have already gone and printed out your recipe for The Most Extraordinary French Lemon Cream Tart because I am curious and want to compare. Your wonderful and hugs,
    Shandy@pastryheaven

  100. kellypea says:

    I grew up with this pie, too, but it showed up on people’s birthdays. Your little tarts turned out so cute! Isn’t piping fun? I love the variety of designs you chose. Very nice!

  101. Tanya says:

    They look lovely… I love the detailing on the meringue. I have a piping phobia, but I may have to challenge myself next time.

    Thanks for your note :)

  102. maybahay says:

    i love the very decorative meringue tops. glad you didn’t have problems with the tarts. they look lovely.

  103. Jen says:

    what beautiful baby pies! i love the different meringue tops! great job!

  104. marion - il en faut peu pour ... says:

    lovely waves of meringue :) It seems your pies say “eat me !!!! eat me !!!”

  105. Jasmine says:

    Great creativity with your meringues…lovetheir appearances.

    j

  106. Barbara says:

    I love way tou made the different meringue styles. The tarts look delicious!

  107. Lis says:

    Deborah you knocked this one out of the park, sweetie! I love all the different merginue designs.. so pretty!!

    Such a beautiful job.. you rock. :)

    xoxo

  108. Mindy says:

    GRRREEEAT slideshow!

    Congrats on the tarts…

  109. Chris says:

    Yum! They look beautiful! I did the same thing with piping… playing around was fun.

  110. Mindy says:

    WHOA- awesome…..awesome….awesome… amazing- meringue- My meringues want to be like yours when they grown up…

  111. Rachel says:

    neat array of the meringue..gorgeous tartlets.

  112. MyKitchenInHalfCups says:

    Deborah I really love how you played with the meringue. That was what I had intended to do and go to distracted and forgot.
    I did really enjoy the lemon and the meringue together. I should try Dorie’s tart again.
    Wonderful photos of all the different meringue patterns!!

  113. Maggie says:

    Great looking tarts. Love all the different tops.

  114. Dhanggit says:

    wow great job on your lmp!!!till next challenge

  115. landa says:

    *sniff* It’s so beautiful.

  116. cookworm says:

    I really love the different ways you piped the meringue – it really adds personality to the final result! Great job on the challenge!

  117. CB says:

    Love the different piped meringue! Your slideshow is so awesome! Great job!
    -Clara
    http://iheartfood4thought.wordpress.com

  118. Madeleine says:

    Wow!! very nice job with the meringues!!! :)

  119. african vanielje says:

    Your piping skills are great Deborah. Your tarts look absolutely edible

  120. Venus ~ Vi says:

    Beautiful piping details! Way more lovelier than the one I see at a local popular bakery!

  121. Bake your cake and eat it too says:

    Ohhh they do look so cute in tart form. The crust looks good to me even though it may have been a bit soggy. I love the designs you made, that was the fun part wasn’t it!

  122. the chocolate lady מרת שאקאלאד says:

    What a wonderful post! Thanks for this.

  123. Holly Dart says:

    The meringue designs are BEAUTIFUL and the filling looks so perfectly smooth. I wish I had one of those pies to eat right now!

  124. Mother Bliss says:

    Looks like you had fun with your meringue. They look great! I also love the picture of your morning view. I live in the mtns myself, in Idyllwild, CA, and the snow storms been above average this year. Don’t you love the forced exercise (snow shoveling)?

  125. Tracy says:

    I love the mini tarts. They are so cute!!

  126. Jen Yu says:

    Wow!! Your tarts are sooo freaking gorgeous! You did a fantastic job.

  127. Mer says:

    These look great!

  128. Cheryl says:

    The crust is so perfect. I so should have made the tarts. Your various meringue designs are awesome.

  129. Sara says:

    Your mini tarts are beautiful, and I like all the different meringue designs.

  130. wmpe says:

    Your pies look perfect (with LMP being a staple at your holiday table). Your meringues were very creative. Lovely pies. Wendy

  131. Quellia says:

    Your tarts look amazing!

  132. Yenping says:

    Tartlets are a great idea! And very pretty. Having never made LMP before, I can see how your lemon filling is indeed much firmer and curd-like than mine – which is perhaps how it should be. . .

  133. Kristen says:

    Oh how beautiful are those? Well done!

  134. Sheltie Girl says:

    Your tarts turned out beautifully and I love all your meringue designs. Pretty cool.

    Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

  135. Anita says:

    So adorable! And i remember the lemon meringue doll that blew kisses! Good memories…:)

  136. Marie says:

    Your pies are beautiful Deb! You really got some serious “meringue” going on there!
    Marie
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

  137. Jess says:

    Your tarts looks beautiful!

  138. Dolores says:

    Great job with January’s challenge. You’re the third person this week to endorse Dorie’s lemon tart… I will have to check it out!

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