Thursday, April 12, 2012

Lemon Meringue Pie

What do you do when your 3 year old almost breaks through 2 security doors at her daycare sending the whole place into a frenzy?  What do you do when your 3 year old tries to bite one of her most beloved teachers?  What do you do when your 3 year old starts spitting on the ground in a grand show of defiance?

I have no idea what you do, I can however tell you what doesn't stop those things from happening.  Giving in to every want your toddler has so that she feels extra snugly with the arrival of her new brother, nahhhhh - totally doesn't work.

Promising chocolates, cookies, cakes etc...nahhhhh - skip it.  Buying her a new Bike, Barbie, and or Bambi Part Deux - triple skip it.  Basically what I'm trying to say is you can't buy a toddlers love and understanding, basically they will rub it all in your face that you are not in control of well - ANYTHING.

Delightfully borrowed from AllRecipes
(Printable Recipe)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup Argo® OR Kingsford's® Corn Starch
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine
  • 1 baked (9-inch) pie crust (I added in 3 tbs of white sugar to the dough)
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Combine 1 cup sugar and corn starch in medium saucepan. Gradually stir in water until smooth. Stir in egg yolks. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly, and boil 1 minute. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon peel, lemon juice and butter. Spoon hot filling into pie crust.

Beat egg whites in small bowl with mixer at high speed until foamy. Gradually beat in remaining 1/3 cup sugar; continue beating until stiff peaks form.  Spread meringue evenly over hot filling, sealing to edge of crust.           

Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until golden. Cool on wire rack at room temperature for 30 minutes; refrigerate for 3 hours before serving.


Ashley's Cooking Adventures said...

You have a newborn and are making such lovely desserts such as this? What an AMAZING lady and Momma you are!!

Pacheco Patty said...

This lemon meringue pie probably made you feel a whole lot better! That dynamic between first born and second born does settle down(a bit!) after a while;-)

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

That is one of my favorite pies! So tempting.



SprinkleBakes said...

The pie looks awesome!

And hang in there, chickadee. I know it can't be easy with a defiant 3 yr old and newborn. But hey - pie makes everything a little better, right!?

Velva said...

The lemon meringue pie is beautiful... Your daughter is too.

Just hug her, tell her you love her. All will be well. I think the saying is...Terrible two's, horrible threes...It all passes, I promise.


sarah roberson said...

Aah kids. I can't believe your making such confections with a toddler and a newborn! You're many steps ahead of the curve.

Fashion Meets Food said...

I have never had/made a lemon meringue pie before, but its one of my goals for spring. xo

Elizabeth said...

I love pies!

Allison at Novice Life said...

Oh my word! Hang in more pie!

Sue said...

Though everything isn't going perfectly yet, your lemon meringue pie is perfection!
Hang in there with Indigo! This too shall pass...
The photo of sister and brother is priceless!

Chris said...

Duct tape and ritalin? lol

Just kidding. Glad that my youngest is 12 now. But that comes with it's own problems fueled with hormones.

Maria said...

you've made me momentarily terrified to ever have children, ha. But your pie looks delicious!!

Maria @ Orchard Bloom

The Harried Cook said...

Wow! I can't believe you're still baking and posting with a toddler and a newborn on your hands... Sounds like you have your hands full! Hang in there - this too shall pass! Hugs :)

The pie looks gorgeous!

Laurie {Simply Scratch} said...

Try not to worry, it won't last long. My daughter went through her own thing when her sister was born, but it will be okay :) BTW... this looks amazing, can you send me a slice??

Ben said...

Oh one of my favorite pies! And sorry to not be able to help you with your 3 year old problem, I only have kitties and a water bottle works miracles, hehe.

Val said...

I tried, I mean...I seriously tried to grab a slice through the screen.

Mary said...

Congrats on your new little one!! The pictures are adorable and He looks precious! (For what it's worth, I can't even fathom making a tart while in labor. I'm impressed!)

Jenn said...

Looks like you are going through the terrible 3's right now ... I'm amazed with that and the newborn that you have time to make anything! I'm in awe of you :)

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Poor Indigo! Having her world rocked a bit, huh? Well at least she got some good loot out of it. I honestly don't know where you have the time to mother 2 youngins, bake, and blog. You are super woman. This pie looks amaze balls!!