Lemon Berry Meringue (the party in a pie)

berry lemon meringue pie || cityhippyfarmgirl

Let’s cut to the chase with this.

Lemon Meringue Pie is the best dessert in the world.

The end.

Well, perhaps just a touch more. It has to be lemony, and tarty (and just quietly, a generous serving.)

I’ve been slowly building on my lemon meringue pies over the years and have accepted the fact that come birthday time, it’s a little meringue something that is to be made for the celebratory affair.

As the day in question was going to be a day that fell in the middle of the week with rather a lot of ‘normal’ things going on around it, I took it upon myself to create my own party in a pie shell.

As I’ve said before, I love, making my own birthday cake (or pie) as it happens. It means I get to make whatever I want and however I want. That is indeed a wonderful thing when I usually make things to cater for other people’s taste buds all year long.

This year there was no tweaking of last years recipe except for creating more “bling” up top in the form of flowers and berries. Sometimes it can just be ridiculously fun to, well, play with your food. (Even when your Italian Meringue doesn’t behave as it should and becomes the smooth oozy type. Yep, you just roll with it… keep playing.)

italian meringue || cityhippyfarmgirl

berry lemon meringue pie || cityhippyfarmgirl

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Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe can be found here.

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27 thoughts on “Lemon Berry Meringue (the party in a pie)

  1. happy birthday bridie – that is the most beautiful lemon meringue I have ever seen – who needs pie high meringue when you can have berries and flowers – it looks very shirley barber (if you know her kids books)

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  2. Happy birthday Ms Cityhippyfarmgirl! Gorgeous tart (and the pie isn’t bad either šŸ˜‰ ). When you make your own YOU get to lick the beaters and whether your meringue chooses to behave (or not) is entirely unimportant when the end result is as heavenly as that. I feel a chorus of “GLORIA!” coming on šŸ™‚

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  3. Happy birthday šŸ™‚ This looks great and the decorations are very birthday appropriate. In fact, they remind me a bit of fruit flans my Mum made growing up, with a shortcake base and a creamy filling. No lemon, but they looked pretty too. I’d like the lemon addition now though šŸ™‚

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  4. BigJ often asks for Lemon meringue pie for his birthday cake treat too Brydie, he wouldlove this version for sure. Have a happy birthday sweetie xox

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  5. Happiest of birthdays to you Brydie. Your tart looks spectacular with all those pretty blooms and perfect berries. That crust looks pretty damn good too.
    PS. I made my own birthday cake on the weekend too ā€“ it’s the same one every year, a classic Baked Cheesecake.

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