Monday, January 28, 2008

Lemon Meringue Pie Daring Baker Style

This months challenge was hosted by the lovely Jen at The Canadian Baker, and she chose Lemon Meringue Pie. I was so excited when I got the news that this would be the Daring Baker Challenge for January. What a great way to start the New Year.

As the month went on, there was talk from other DBer's that they had a problem with a watery filling. This made me nervous, surely this would not happen to me and that putting my pie together would go perfectly.

Made the pie dough...went together great! Baked it....perfect. While the crust was cooling, I made the lemon curd...oh, that wonderful, tart lemon curd! Very tasty. Let it cool, and then I made the meringue without any problems. Can this be? Did my pie turn out just the way that it should? Unfortunately, no. I had the watery mess, but, it did taste great!

I don't regret making this pie. That is part of being a Daring Baker...some turn out, and some don't. A great big Thank you to Jen for choosing a great dessert to start off the New Year. Check out her Lemon Meringue Pie for the recipe. And, don't forget to check out all of the other Daring Baker's on their experience.

30 comments:

A Cup of Joy said...

Good work! You're pie looks lovely!

chelley325 said...

Your pie looks beautiful! I'm sorry it turned out runny but I'm sure it still tasted fabulous!

slush said...

YAY!! A fellow watery mess! j/k April! Sorry it didnt turn out for you hun. But it looks beautiful. Your meringue is perfect!

Dolores said...

Watery or not, it looks yummy to me. And now you can say you've tried it. Congratulations!

Tablebread said...

sorry to hear about your watery mess :( but congratulations on completing the challenge :)

glamah16 said...

Sometimes the taste is all that matters. Whats important is what we learn from these great experiments.

eatme_delicious said...

Ah my comment just disappeared in some error thing. Anyway, your pie looks great! And you were patient enough to wait to cut it too. I find it really hard to wait!

Claire said...

Looks great! Looks like it set up well even if it did leak some! Mine did the same thing but cut and served fairly well.

MrsPresley said...

you can't even tell from the pic that it was watery... it still looks lovely!

Emiline said...

I've read a TON of lemon meringue blogs, today, and I've noticed a lot of people had that watery problem. Could it be the recipe?
I don't think it's your technique.
It does look beautiful, though.

Big Boys Oven said...

your LMP looks so good trust me.

Princess of the kitchen said...

Your pie looks great! Well Dones!

Miss Ifi said...

Exactly, that is what being a Daring Baker is all about!!
If it tastes fabulous, we are willing to overlook a few runny challenges, congratulations!

Baking Soda said...

I couldn't have guessed by the looks of your pie, it looks divine!

Jenny said...

It looks like it tasted good!!!

Deborah said...

Your pie sure doesn't look watery - it looks great!!

Candace said...

Looks good to me! Great meringue!

linda said...

It looks perfect! I don't see any watery mess...

creampuff said...

Good job on the pie!

Lunch Buckets said...

It doesn't -look- watery, glad you enjoyed it either way

Tempered Woman said...

Well as far as that picture is concerned~ it looks darn perfect to me. The most important thing *being edible* is all that really matters!

Sheltie Girl said...

You did a lovely job on your pie. Great job!

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

breadchick said...

yup, part of being a DBer is sometimes the recipes just confound us. Good job this month!

Molly Loves Paris said...

I'm starting think this dessert could be called lemon meringue pudding. But it seems you did a very good job making the pie. A good pudding is as good as a good pie.

Jen Yu said...

watery mess? I don't see it - it looks just like it should. The important thing is that you did it. Great job!!

african vanielje said...

Well done April. At least it tasted delicious. My filling was not too watery but as I made individual tarts I didn't have to cut it. Perhaps that's the answer

DaviMack said...

It still looks great, and ... well, it isn't as watery as it could've been! Good job!

Anita said...

It looks lovely - I love how your formed the meringue! Glad you found it a good experience!

Peabody said...

Sorry about the watery mess.:( But yes, it is all part of being a Daring Baker.

Molly Loves Paris said...

You have a really lovely lemon meringue pie there. Frankly I think that they all weep a bit. It's their nature. And if they don't weep maybe the baker used a boxed mix.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Lemon Meringue Pie Daring Baker Style

This months challenge was hosted by the lovely Jen at The Canadian Baker, and she chose Lemon Meringue Pie. I was so excited when I got the news that this would be the Daring Baker Challenge for January. What a great way to start the New Year.

As the month went on, there was talk from other DBer's that they had a problem with a watery filling. This made me nervous, surely this would not happen to me and that putting my pie together would go perfectly.

Made the pie dough...went together great! Baked it....perfect. While the crust was cooling, I made the lemon curd...oh, that wonderful, tart lemon curd! Very tasty. Let it cool, and then I made the meringue without any problems. Can this be? Did my pie turn out just the way that it should? Unfortunately, no. I had the watery mess, but, it did taste great!

I don't regret making this pie. That is part of being a Daring Baker...some turn out, and some don't. A great big Thank you to Jen for choosing a great dessert to start off the New Year. Check out her Lemon Meringue Pie for the recipe. And, don't forget to check out all of the other Daring Baker's on their experience.

30 comments:

A Cup of Joy said...

Good work! You're pie looks lovely!

chelley325 said...

Your pie looks beautiful! I'm sorry it turned out runny but I'm sure it still tasted fabulous!

slush said...

YAY!! A fellow watery mess! j/k April! Sorry it didnt turn out for you hun. But it looks beautiful. Your meringue is perfect!

Dolores said...

Watery or not, it looks yummy to me. And now you can say you've tried it. Congratulations!

Tablebread said...

sorry to hear about your watery mess :( but congratulations on completing the challenge :)

glamah16 said...

Sometimes the taste is all that matters. Whats important is what we learn from these great experiments.

eatme_delicious said...

Ah my comment just disappeared in some error thing. Anyway, your pie looks great! And you were patient enough to wait to cut it too. I find it really hard to wait!

Claire said...

Looks great! Looks like it set up well even if it did leak some! Mine did the same thing but cut and served fairly well.

MrsPresley said...

you can't even tell from the pic that it was watery... it still looks lovely!

Emiline said...

I've read a TON of lemon meringue blogs, today, and I've noticed a lot of people had that watery problem. Could it be the recipe?
I don't think it's your technique.
It does look beautiful, though.

Big Boys Oven said...

your LMP looks so good trust me.

Princess of the kitchen said...

Your pie looks great! Well Dones!

Miss Ifi said...

Exactly, that is what being a Daring Baker is all about!!
If it tastes fabulous, we are willing to overlook a few runny challenges, congratulations!

Baking Soda said...

I couldn't have guessed by the looks of your pie, it looks divine!

Jenny said...

It looks like it tasted good!!!

Deborah said...

Your pie sure doesn't look watery - it looks great!!

Candace said...

Looks good to me! Great meringue!

linda said...

It looks perfect! I don't see any watery mess...

creampuff said...

Good job on the pie!

Lunch Buckets said...

It doesn't -look- watery, glad you enjoyed it either way

Tempered Woman said...

Well as far as that picture is concerned~ it looks darn perfect to me. The most important thing *being edible* is all that really matters!

Sheltie Girl said...

You did a lovely job on your pie. Great job!

Natalie @ Gluten A Go Go

breadchick said...

yup, part of being a DBer is sometimes the recipes just confound us. Good job this month!

Molly Loves Paris said...

I'm starting think this dessert could be called lemon meringue pudding. But it seems you did a very good job making the pie. A good pudding is as good as a good pie.

Jen Yu said...

watery mess? I don't see it - it looks just like it should. The important thing is that you did it. Great job!!

african vanielje said...

Well done April. At least it tasted delicious. My filling was not too watery but as I made individual tarts I didn't have to cut it. Perhaps that's the answer

DaviMack said...

It still looks great, and ... well, it isn't as watery as it could've been! Good job!

Anita said...

It looks lovely - I love how your formed the meringue! Glad you found it a good experience!

Peabody said...

Sorry about the watery mess.:( But yes, it is all part of being a Daring Baker.

Molly Loves Paris said...

You have a really lovely lemon meringue pie there. Frankly I think that they all weep a bit. It's their nature. And if they don't weep maybe the baker used a boxed mix.