Feb 15, 2009

Show and Tell: Pies

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
When we were living with our best friends, mine taught me how to make pie crusts. She makes them by hand and has her own little tricks. Her pie crusts turn out flaky and delicious every time.

I wanted to make a bunch of pies for our Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, the year before last. I wanted to make the traditional ones like, cherry, pumpkin, and apple, but I also wanted to try something new. I wanted to try lemon meringue pie. I had never done anything like this before, so it was going to take a few tries.

I made the crusts for all the pies. It took us all day long. Literally, we started after the kids went to school and we weren't done until dinner time. There were so many pies to make. Not only did I tell my MIL that I was going to be bring all the pies, I told my other friend, I'd make their pies too. Apparently, I lost my mind.

After we got all the easy pies done, I started on the lemon meringue pies. It really wasn't that hard. The most difficult part was getting the meringue the right
consistency. Oh, and trying not to burn it when I had to brown the top. All the pies turned out delicious and the lemon meringue was a HUGE hit. It is requested now every time we have a family function.

Go over to Mel's site and see what everyone else is bring to show and tell.

15 friends have commented:

Tiffanie on February 15, 2009 at 4:10 PM said...

holy hell that pir looks good! and, i don't even like lemon:)

Tiffanie on February 15, 2009 at 4:11 PM said...

sorry, meant pie, not pir. typing in the dark like an asshole here.

Cassandra on February 15, 2009 at 4:17 PM said...

The meringue is perfectly browned! Great job.

averyopenbook on February 15, 2009 at 4:22 PM said...

Lemon meringue is my favorite and yours looks sooooooo good!

Jo on February 15, 2009 at 5:44 PM said...

I love pie. I bake pies. I have never braved a meringue.

You are da bomb.

Kristin on February 15, 2009 at 8:27 PM said...

Damn that looks good! Want to ship one this way? LOL

My name is Andy. on February 16, 2009 at 2:49 AM said...

Yummy! With all the good cooking that goes on in my house, pies is one thing we don't make! And Lemon Meringue is my favorite!

YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMMY

Marie on February 16, 2009 at 8:25 AM said...

I want some of that pie! (I felt like a pervert saying that)

My meringue never looks that good.

JamieD on February 16, 2009 at 10:26 AM said...

I am still working on perfecting my pie crust - also with lessons from a good friend.

Your meringue looks amazing! I am no where near ready to try a meringue.

The Muser (aka Beautiful Mama) on February 16, 2009 at 12:31 PM said...

THAT is gorgeous!

Lori on February 16, 2009 at 1:50 PM said...

This post is likely to make you the most sought-after guest in the blogosphere.

What are you doing on Saturday night? Want to come over for a BBQ? Please bring a pie. Cherry.

P.S. Why don't they make cherry meringue?

Brenna on February 16, 2009 at 6:05 PM said...

Drooooool. My mom makes amazing pie crust, and try as I might mine never turn out like hers. Well done!

WiseGuy on February 17, 2009 at 3:08 AM said...

Mouthwatering....

Keep enjoying your pie adventures! :)

Wishing 4 One on February 17, 2009 at 5:12 AM said...

Damn thats a sexy pie! Good job!

natalie on February 17, 2009 at 11:02 AM said...

Oh, geez, that pie is a masterpiece!! :)

Way to go!

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