Ooooh, What a Tart!

My second Daring Baker challenge was Lemon Meringue Pie. Jen from The Canadian Baker was the host this month, and the recipe came from Wanda’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.lemon_tart_02.jpglemon_tart_04.jpg