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NATIONAL LEMON MERINGUE PIE DAY
National Lemon Meringue Pie Day on August 15th gives pie lovers and lemon lovers a chance to celebrate. Tart lemon curd and delicate meringue sing together in this deliciously bright pie.
When making a lemon meringue pie, the crust is usually made with a shortbread pastry. The filling for the pie is lemon curd. Of course, the topping is a fluffy and crisp meringue.
Whip egg whites to stiff peaks to make a meringue. Add sugar to make it sweet. Meringues are baked in a slow oven so when they’re finished, they come out crisp and golden.
Since meringue is versatile, it can be baked into individual servings with fruit fillings. Pastry chefs also like to make meringue cookies, too. By adding cocoa, coffee or any number of flavorings, the light, airy cookies melt in your mouth. The same applies to meringue pies.
The meringue was perfected in the 17th century. Meanwhile, lemon meringue pie as we know it today was developed in the 19th century.
HOW TO OBSERVE #LemonMeringuePieDay
As the first pie day in August, be sure to get in on this celebration! Whether you make a pie yourself or go out for a pie, invite someone to join you. Pie is so much better when there is someone to share it with you. Have a cup of tea or coffee with it and some good conversation. Be sure to share your favorite recipes with us and use #LemonMeringuePieDay to post on social media.
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