Lemon Meringue Pie is a great option for a lighter dessert for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner. Lemon Meringue Pie is a two layer pie of lemony filling and light whipped meringue. It is a perfect balance of tart and sweet. The flavors definitely awaken the taste buds after a heavy holiday meal. I had never made Lemon Meringue pie but I had made meringue cookies before so I was familiar with half of the equation of this pie. The process of making the filling was also very similar to making vanilla custard for Vanilla Custard Pie. I had never tried this pie before so I did not know what to expect. I loved the tartness of the pie along with the fluffy, almost caramelized texture of the meringue.
You just can’t get any more classic than a pumpkin pie at Thanksgiving. I had never made pumpkin pie before but I was very happy with the results. The pie was so flavorful and the texture was nice and smooth. The crust was good and a little bit flaky. The recipe wasn’t too difficult to follow either. I topped the slice with a little fresh whipped cream.
I really like this buttery and flaky all-purpose pie crust. It’s great for pumpkin and fruit pies. Servings: makes 1 crust, enough for one tart. If you are making a pie with a bottom and top crust, double this recipe and form two discs of dough instead of one.
The pie was tasty and fairly simple to make, even though I had never made pudding from scratch before. I liked the creamy vanilla pudding with the crumbly crust of the graham cracker. I topped the pie with fresh whipped cream and a touch of ground cinnamon.