Lemon Meringue Pie

The Lemon Meringue Tart I brought home from Colson's Colson's  Lemon Meringue TartFor a longest time I didn’t like lemon meringue pie. My dislike began when my parents rented a house in Jamaica and we vacationed there during one of the first birthdays I can remember.Rolled out pie dough

Pie Crust before baking

I use dried beans to hold the pie crust in place during baking

I use dried beans to hold the pie crust in place during baking

When my birthday arrived, I was so excited about the cake. I’ve always had a major sweet tooth and we didn’t have desserts very often growing up so my birthday cake was a big deal. After dinner when it was finally time for my birthday cake, the cook came in holding a….     a lemon meringue pie! I didn’t understand. Where was my birthday cake?

After my parents explained that this was it and I should be happy and thank the cook for being so nice, I started crying. I didn’t want lemon meringue pie.  It was my birthday and I wanted birthday cake. My 4 year old self was not happy. Continue reading

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