A year of pies
So, my fiance' and I have a Meyer Lemon tree. Over the summer, it produced one huge lemon and several small ones. The huge one decided to ripen WAY ahead of the others, and we ended up picking it the other day. We spent the last few days trying to think of what to use it for. Do we just eat it the way it is? Squeeze the juice and make a very small glass of lemonade? Cut it up and use it as a white fish garnish? Nope. I made mini lemon meringue pies. While sweetheart juiced the lemon, I found a recipe for lemon meringue pie and adjusted it (with his help, I suck at fractions!) to accommodate the amount of juice we got out of the lemon. Then, after what seemed hours of making the filling and the meringue, I poured the filling into six of those Keebler mini graham cracker crusts, slathered meringue on top, and baked for about 15-20 minutes. Let me tell you, heaven in a pie tin. Meyer lemons don't taste like traditional lemons, sure. But these little pies are SO GOOD and have that distinctive Meyer lemon taste. Plus, each mini pie is about the right serving size for me when it comes to sweets... Sorry for the lack of pictures, by the way. My digital is still on the fritz.