Not Quite as Easy as Apple Pie

So I can’t remember how it came about, but Mr. Steam suggested that I make a lemon meringue pie. And being that…

  1. I LOVE lemon meringue pie and
  2. I am almost always up for a culinary challenge

I said SURE!!!!! I knew that lemon meringue pie could be a little challenging. So I did a bunch of research on line for different methods and recipes.

I settled on using Alton Brown’s recipe on Food Network. I had remembered watching his show and him going through the science of both the lemon custard and the meringue. The viedo was even attached to the recipe! Yeah!

A while later, THIS came out of the oven.

lemon meringue pie

Two most beautiful pies!!!! Now I just had to wait for them to cool off to see if I had pie or soup.

Alas, after dinner when the pie was served, we had lemon soup. Mr. Steam and I still enjoyed it. And declared that a do-over was REQUIRED!!!!

And don’t ask my why. But this semi-failed attempt at a lemon meringue pie inspired me to try and make a pie a week this year. (I know completely logical right?) But no, not a pie a week for the rest of the year. No, that would be too easy. 52 pies this year.

Yep. I am a nut.

But, I did grant myself some gimme’s.

  1. Savory pies (chicken pot, etc) count!
  2. It can be a pie I have made before. It doesn’t have to be a new to me recipe.
  3. The pies I already made this year also count (HA! Remember the 9 pies I made for pie day?!)
  4. Tarts count!
  5. If it has pie in the name it counts!

Now lets see if I can pull this pie challenge off!!!!


About NotYourNormalSteam

I love to make things, food, paper, fabric, the medium doesn’t really matter. I am also an obsessive planner. The day after Christmas I am already working out plans for the next year.
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