It has become tradition (if doing something two years in a row makes a tradition?) of making my husband a pie on his birthday. Last year was a blueberry pie from scratch. I usually go the easy route of buying a pre-made shell. Last year I did it all by hand and it was SO tasty. This year I decided on Lemon Meringue. My Mom can do it, so I can too... right?
FAIL. It tasted like Lemon Meringue. The meringue worked like meringue. But the filling flopped, and turned to a pool on our plates. I'm not sure where I went wrong. The graham cracker crust? That's my only theory. That the hot filling on top of the graham crust, caused the crust to get soft and it turned into a pile of mush. The recipe didn't call for a graham crust, but graham crusts are so tasty I couldn't resist. I did bake the shell prior to adding the filling but?
Do you know? Have you made a successful Lemon Meringue? I'd like to try again if anyone has a recipe to share :)