Friday, July 13, 2012

Lemon Meringue Pie

 My friend, Jennifer hosted a recipe swap on her blog awhile back.  I signed up which meant being paired with the lovely Elaine.  She first e-mailed me many, many different choices of her favorite recipes.  I chose a few and.....wa-la, they arrived in my mailbox very promptly.

I love all things lemon, so of course I requested lemon meringue pie.  Love, love it!!  And this recipe of course.  If you need a better copy than this just let me know and I'd be happy to help you out.

I think it's an absolutely fabulous recipe!

It looks sort of intimidating on the card, but really isn't too complicated. 

I made the pie crust and just popped it in the fridge for a couple of days.  Even though you can't tell it, I think I had better luck with it this way.  This pie crust is almost identical to my Nanny's.  Soo....yummy!

Miss Scoutie was my main helper.  Luckily, brother was interested in something else at the moment.  For once she was actually happy using her little, vintage rolling pan and tin pans.  We even baked her little crusts cakes.  Don't worry, I ate them.  It is quite possible that I love dough and crust more than any human being.

Rolled & Ready for Crimping!

All set for baking!
I have to confess that I didn't really have time to photograph the different stages of cooking the lemon filling.  It took both hands and my mind to keep if from overcooking and my kiddos out of it. 
Baked and filled with lemon-yumminess!
I love, love meringue!  My family has always called it "calf-slobbers".  Maybe everyone does......well, probably not.  
Just keep on whipping, whipping!!
Ready for a few more minutes in the oven!
Finished product!
 I was happy with how this pie turned out.  Of course I won't be so lucky when I decide to make it to take somewhere.  Such is life, right?
 I also made chocolate pie while I was at it.  The boy devoured his piece quickly.  

I'm throwing in a few random pics.  The kids and I needed a gift and did a little shopping this afternoon.  These bouncy creatures were great entertainment.  I may have to look into getting one for the kids.

 Reno thought he'd try his hand (or at hula hooping at a birthday party yesterday evening.  Love that boy's smile!

 Happy Friday the 13th!  Hope everyone has a perfect weekend!


Kait said...

Looks yum! We always called meringue calf slobber too. :)

Rachel said...

Looks yummy!!

Jennifer said...

Look at you posting pictures of the process and everything! :)
Looks delish! I love making pie.

Elaine said...

Yea!! So glad you liked it! The card looks intimidating but it isn't that hard to make:). We loved the okra salad!

Cheyenne said...

I've peeked in here at your blog a few times---I'm so terrible at leaving comments, but just wanted to tell you how much I LOVE your kid's names.

Pie looks so tasty! Never heard of calf slobber-but it's definitely a new, hilarious favourite!! :)

Elizabeth Martin said...

Looks delish!! We've always called it calf slobbers too!!!