Tuesdays with Dorie BWJ: Not-Your-Usual Lemon Meringue Pie

March 3, 2015 at 6:01 pm | Posted in BWJ, groups, pies & tarts, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 24 Comments
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not-your-usual lemon meringue pie

I’ve done a pretty traditional LMP here before, so I guess it’s time to try out Gale Gand’s Not-Your-Usual Lemon Meringue Pie.  Forget about making pie crust for this– lemon curd and meringue are sandwiched Napoleon-style between layers of crispy sugared phyllo dough.  BTW, based on the previous Gale Gand stuff we’ve made, I was not at all surprised to see phyllo pop up here.

This is a pretty dessert and it’s pretty straightforward, too.  It does need to be served fairly soon after it’s stacked up, but you can make the lemon curd and bake the phyllo crisps plenty ahead of time.  Wait till the last minute to get the brown sugar Swiss meringue done, though.

We liked this “pie” a lot.  The pretty layers do smoosh as soon is they’re hit with a fork, but that’s okay.  The lemon curd is a gentle one…not too puckery.  The recipe left me with extra curd, which is no problem in my books, but I would recommend reducing the meringue amount by at least a couple of whites, if not by half.

For the recipe, see Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan (it’s also here).  Here’s a video of the BWJ episode (this dessert is in the second half).  Don’t forget to check out the rest of the TWD Blogroll


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  1. Beautiful dessert! It looks so good! fantastic work!

  2. Absolutely beautiful…

  3. So pretty with all the delicious elements of a class Lemon Meringue and more! Lovely photo.

  4. So stunning! Looks so luscious! Lemon meringue is one of my faves, but not the rest of the family, so problem to make – as I eat it all! 🙂 I gasped at the beautiful photo!

  5. It looks so good! I bet it tastes good too!

  6. This looks delicious! I have never seen a LMP like this before.

  7. Wow, looks amazing!

  8. Oh this looks sublime! YUM!

  9. This looks wonderful! Nice work!

  10. Wish mine looked like that one! But it did taste great, I agree.

  11. Looks wonderful!!

  12. Love the visuals and your interpretation!

  13. Gorgeous! This looks so light and delicious!

  14. Yours looks beautiful as always 🙂

  15. This is definitely not your usual lemon meringue pie. It’s stunning!!


  16. This is so pretty! I love the twist on the typical LMP.

  17. This looks wonderful! Will have to add it to my to try list!

  18. This is such a wonderful twist on a classic!

  19. This looks awesome!

  20. Looks fab!!

  21. I love the idea of this, a creative spin on a classic dessert

  22. Wow beautiful presentation! Well done! I may have to try this one sometime.

  23. Beautiful presentation! All of the reviews are definitely making me want to try this one.

  24. Wow what a beautiful dessert, lemon meringue is my husbands favourite dessert, and I think he would love this version, you have really got me wanting to try this out sometime soon,

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