Jan 8, 2011

I made pie

It’s been a long week and I needed something relaxing to do so I decided to make pie.  What was I thinking? I could have chosen something easier like creating an algorhythm for computational approximations of seismic reflection and velocity analysis but noooooo…I chose to make a lemon meringue pie. So last night after dinner, I started by assembling all the equipment needed:

-Pie pan – check!

-Food processor for the crust – check!

-Zester for the lemons – check!

-Juicer for the lemons – check!

-Sauce pan for the filling – check!

-Kitchenaid for the meringue – check!

-Whisk attachment for the meringue – check!

-Rolling pin, pie weights, bowls, measuring cups & spoons – check!

First, I had to make the crust and let it cool completely. It took over two hours to cool. Then I cooked the filling, topped it with meringue, and baked the whole thing again. By now, three hours had gone by. I removed it from the oven and of course, it had to cool completely before eating. I kept busy by washing the massive amount of dishes left behind, waiting for the pie to cool. I was dying for a slice but it was still hot. I took a bath… still hot. Did my nails… still hot. I tested some batteries, organized spices, sharpened some pencils… still hot. Finally I was exhausted and went to bed, feeling cheated, with no midnight snack. Denis was still up at 2 am and put it in the fridge. I only agreed to let him put it away if he promised not to eat any. (my kitchen, my rules) So today, we finally got to taste my lemon meringue pie. It was super good – the tart lemon filling balanced with the cool meringue – awesome!

*Note to lemon meringue pie-makers:

–Don’t make it at night.

–Don’t cut it until it’s completely cooled or you’ll be calling it a lemon meringue molten cake.

–Do it.  There’s nothing like homemade pie… except good sex. No, I think the pie is better. Okay, pie, then sex.

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6 Comments on "I made pie"

  1. MrsNews

    OMG! That looks so good….can I just come over and have some???



  2. Rhonda

    Jenny, I love pies and cobblers. I like key lime, apple pie and peach cobbler. I like lemon meringue as well. Pies are simple enough, but waiting for them to cool isn’t fun when you want to dig in right away…
    Good for you to have patiences and Denis too. I’m glad he stuck with your rule there. It wouldn’t have been fair for him to get the first slice after you did all you could with your patiences 🙂
    Is this pie recipe in your cookbook? It looks really good. I may try and make it one day. Your recipes are easy, accept maybe your frosting…lol…but hey I finally got it right after 3 times trying. Practice makes perfect as they say 🙂
    I’m sure I can make this with no problem 😉

    Take care,

    • Jenny

      The recipe is not in my book but I will try to post it on the site very soon, along with some more videos.

      • Rhonda

        Thank you…

      • Nancy

        Looks so good. Did you post the recipe? Thanks 🙂

        • Jenny

          Not yet, but I’m trying to get to it. Until then, my lemon brownies will have to do. 🙂

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