Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach

Chillin' at CRT on Xpu Ha Beach
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Bev's Famous Lemon Meringue Pie

Over the weekend we took a short road trip to visit my in-laws.  It was time for a once a year event - my mother-in-law was making Lemon Meringue Pie!  Actually, the event is my father-in-law's birthday, but they are one and the same to us and both are well worth driving a few hours to celebrate.

I could tell you all the great things about my mother-in-law, but that would take about a week and a half, so today we'll just concentrate on her ability to make a delicious Lemon Meringue Pie.

In our family we don't make a birthday CAKE, if you happen to have another favorite dessert.  It's your birthday - so you choose the dessert you like best.  My husband likes fruit pizza and since he has a summer birthday, that is usually his request.  GIANT Chocolate Chip Cookies are also a popular favorite at our house. 

My favorite?  Well, personally I LOVE tiramisu and crème brûlée and almost every kind of cookie in the whole world.  But seriously - ask me to choose a favorite dessert and I'm not sure that's even possible.  I could give you a list of the ones I don't like. It would be very short list.

The pie crust was made a ready to go, so Bev got right to making the filling.

Fresh Lemon peel
and fresh lemon juice -
this is the secret to
 a great lemon pie !

The pie maker herself !
Egg yolks for the filling - look at that lemony lusciousness !

and Egg Whites for the fluffy white Meringue 

Two pies are required to feed the crowd drawn
 by this pie birthday celebration!

The Recipe is from the timeless
Better Homes & Gardens Cookbook

Sadly, my cut piece didn't turn out 'picture perfect'
because we skipped the part of the recipe
where it says, "cool thoroughly before serving"

What is your favorite birthday dessert?


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