My second Daring Baker challenge was Lemon Meringue Pie. Jen from The Canadian Baker was the host this month, and the recipe came from Wandaâ€™s Pie in the Sky by Wanda Beaver. I decided to do individual tartletts, as I much prefer plating desserts with tartletts than pie or tart slices.
Overall, they were quite tasty, but I did have some issues with the crust. We’ll call it “rustic,” but deep down inside, I’m gonna call it ugly. I rushed it, and did not let it rest the required amount of time, so I know it was all my fault. It was very yummy, so I’ll live with the rustic look!
Due to all the weeping custards I was hearing about, I thought I’d be smart and broil the meringue in a very hot oven under the broiler, instead of baking. I babysat it for about one minute, and then turned around for literally thirty seconds, and (poo!!!) the tips were smokin’. It was just a tad bit darker than I would have liked, but again very tasty. I garnished the tart with passion fruit and raspberry sauces and blackberries sliced in half. I’m not usually a big fan of lemon desserts, but this one was quite good.