Lemon meringue pie is one of my all-time favorite pies. I think that's why I'm so afraid to try making it. What if I mess up? Will lemon meringue pie be ruined for me forever?
Actually, I think I've never made lemon meringue pie because no one around me likes it. The cool, tart flavor that I adore is unappealing to my friends and family. I'm not one for baking sweet treats if I'm the only one eating them. When I do get a chance to make a lemon meringue pie, I'll be using Alton Brown's recipe.
Lemon meringue pie was reportedly created by a Philadephia cook who improved upon the Quaker-created lemon custard. (Note to self: add "Eat lemon meringue pie in Philadelphia" to bucket list.)