Daring Baker Challenge #2 - Lemon Meringue Pie

>> Monday, January 28, 2008

Jen, the Canadian Baker, challenged the Daring Bakers to focus our collective fierceness this month on the unassuming Lemon Meringue Pie. Today we celebrate the victories...and the defeats.

Mine turned out pretty good actually. Not that I could prove it with the pictures. Probably couldn't have traded my soul for a clear shot that day. Not that it really matters, cause the pies were tiny and cute - not to mention freakin' delicious.

I do love me some lemon. And pie.

I ate 4!

The crust was almost sugar-cookieish. Yes. That's a word.

Here's the money shot. I'm going to pretend it's not so blurry.

Here's the list - now go look at some prettier pictures!


Judy January 28, 2008 at 7:00 PM  

They're very cute. Will they fit in a bento box? Now, that would be a lunchtime treat for sure!

Lunch Buckets January 28, 2008 at 9:15 PM  

Thanks Judy, they did fit in a bento box! I was probably more excited about it than is healthy.

Deborah January 29, 2008 at 11:19 AM  

They look wonderful! Great job!

Miss Ifi January 29, 2008 at 12:21 PM  

awww your pies are ADORABLE!!! congratulations on a challenge well done, I understand about the pictures.. sometimes yummy foods just don't want to look pretty for the camera..

Tartelette January 29, 2008 at 5:12 PM  

Your pies turned out beautiful! I made minis too ad ate way too many! Glad you could join in!

Carrie January 29, 2008 at 5:16 PM  

How cute are those little tarts!
Don't worry about the photos... mine weren't great either. ;-)

Baking Soda January 30, 2008 at 12:57 AM  

That's what makes mini's so cute, you can have one, and another one cause it's mini right?

(And I see they fit in a lunch box! Yay!)
Great pies!

Dhanggit January 30, 2008 at 2:40 AM  

great job you did!! love your cutie pies i could already imagine them on your lunch boxes :-)

aamena January 30, 2008 at 3:09 AM  


BC January 30, 2008 at 6:22 AM  

Congratulations! You are a Bento Box Daring Baker.

Michelle January 30, 2008 at 6:38 AM  

I love the mini LMP!! Very cute and looks reall yummy!

Butta Buns January 30, 2008 at 6:45 AM  

I love this site and am adding it to my feed reader! Your tarts are just darling and such a perfect size for your bento box.

I got a good laugh at the comment you left on my blog, coffee almost came out of my nose. A little swearing and twitching make life just that much more interesting. :-)

Anonymous January 30, 2008 at 8:31 AM  

Great job on the challenge- They all look so cute and perfectly browned on top.

Andrea January 30, 2008 at 8:43 AM  

How adorable! And they look like they would fit into a bento box! Great job on the challenge.

chou January 30, 2008 at 9:35 AM  

I totally agree with the sugar cookie-ish crust--it helps cut the lemon, and is just fun to eat!

Bake your cake and eat it too January 30, 2008 at 1:01 PM  

It's so cute, I can just pop that in my mouth! They look wonderful and yeah now that you mention it it's almost like a shortbread cookie crust huh.

Simona January 30, 2008 at 4:44 PM  

Very nice little morsels you made!

Claire January 30, 2008 at 6:31 PM  

So cute! I agree about the crust...almost like a cookie.

glamah16 January 30, 2008 at 6:33 PM  

And you fit it into the Bento Box! Success on all fronts.

Kevin January 30, 2008 at 7:18 PM  

Your lemon meringue tarts looks good! I really enjoyed the sugar-cookieish crust!

simply January 30, 2008 at 8:10 PM  

The little tartlets look great. I bet they tasted better as well. Thanks for your comment on my blog.

Dolores January 30, 2008 at 11:45 PM  

Sugar cookie-ish. Of *course* it's a word! Great job with the January challenge.

Dianne's Dishes January 31, 2008 at 6:42 AM  

I love the tiny tarts! Great work! :)

Tracy January 31, 2008 at 7:18 AM  

Love the mini tarts! I'm so glad I found your blog. I love bento boxes. This inspires me to start packing mine again!! =)

Karen January 31, 2008 at 8:29 AM  

Your pies looks great all lined up in a row! Nice job.

DawnsRecipes January 31, 2008 at 2:19 PM  

They're really cute! I really enjoyed your commentary. I'm at work right now giggling to myself, while those next to me think I'm going crazy! =)

Kim Stone January 31, 2008 at 4:20 PM  

Lovely little tarts! I love bento boxes and use them for packing my lunch most weeks. I'm so happy to find another resource for ideas.

Thanks as well for the kind words you left on my challenge.

Janet January 31, 2008 at 4:49 PM  

What an interesting blog! I've ordered a bento box for lunch from time to time, fascinating to see so much written about it. Glad the tartlets fit in the box!

Elle January 31, 2008 at 10:15 PM  

Not only are these tartlettes adorable and yummy, but they look so cute in the bento box you posted after. Perhaps not super healthy, but with the blueberries on a stick a super flavor combo.

Peabody February 1, 2008 at 3:13 AM  

Very cute...and yes, sugar cookieish is a word.

Half Baked February 1, 2008 at 6:44 AM  

cute lm pie's! great job ;0

Anonymous February 1, 2008 at 7:59 AM  

Very cute. I think I ate more than 4 of mine. OK, I DID eat more than 4. More like 6 :)

CB February 1, 2008 at 3:00 PM  

Your pies are adorable! Great job! :)

Heather February 1, 2008 at 3:53 PM  

love the baby pies!

Quellia February 1, 2008 at 5:00 PM  

Oooh those do look very cute!

Yenping February 1, 2008 at 10:57 PM  

I can almost imagine how the layers would break up in the mouth. :)

Bellini Valli February 2, 2008 at 1:25 PM  

I love all the cute little pies out there in the blogosphere. Yours is no exception!!!!! I think I will try that next time!

maybahay February 2, 2008 at 1:58 PM  

i love the way the meringue has been piped -on, so cute.
btw, you have wonderul bento box ideas.

Sara February 3, 2008 at 6:04 PM  

I love the picture of them, all lined up in a row!

Tracy February 3, 2008 at 9:49 PM  

Cute! Good job!
Your Bento boxes are really cool.

Passionate baker...& beyond February 3, 2008 at 10:21 PM  

Love your pies & the read through! Certainly a bento revolution underway on the web!! Love going through all yr bento posts! The boxes look scrumptious!!

aisha February 4, 2008 at 1:48 AM  

I love how the meringue looks like molten lava! beautiful!

Claire February 5, 2008 at 6:56 PM  

So cute! I would love to make bitty ones like this. Great job!

eatme_delicious February 8, 2008 at 7:23 AM  

They're so cute! I wish I could eat one right now.


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