This sophisticated, beautiful pie takes a bit of effort, but it’s totally worth every second of it. You should absolutely try making it from scratch.
The contrast between a good pie crust, flakey and crispy, the tartness of lemon filling and the soft, airy meringue is going to create an implosion of flavors on your tongue and your taste buds will rejoice.
The making of this pie takes a bit of time and effort, so make sure you have this time on your hands. This is not a dessert you can whip up for an unexpected guest showing at your doorstep. This one is perfect for a planned dinner or party.
My secret to making a perfect meringue is using a bit of cornstarch and water together with the egg whites. This way, the meringue won’t set to absolute crispiness and you will have it slightly soft inside.
This pie doesn’t really keep well, so you should count on making as much as you can eat the same day it was made. However, I must tell that I’ve never had such a problem with this pie. It’s just so good that we usually fight over the last piece.
I hope you love this pie as much as I do!