Thursday, February 21, 2013

Mile High Meringue

Hello, Dear Ones.
Mr. Precious said he would love a lemon pie with mile high meringue!
I thought to myself, "I can do that!"

Okay, okay. I cheated.
I grabbed a frozen pie shell from the freezer and
a box of instant lemon pie filling.
I know, I'm horrible.

But the meringue is made from scratch.

 Wanna know the secret for mile high meringue?
Lots of egg whites.

You may not can tell but this meringue is about 4 inches high!
It's beautiful even when added to store bought crust and boxed pie filling. :)
Next time I'll do better, I promise... :)

Hope Michael Lee doesn't kick me out because of my laziness!
I'm also joining Bernideen's Tea Time Blog for Open House 
French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday

Mile High Meringue

5 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
10 tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Separate your whites from the yolks. Save the yolks for scambled eggs later! :) 
Beat the egg whites at high speed until little peaks start to form. 
Next add cream of tartar. 
Continue beating the egg whites at high speed until the little peaks get stiffer.
Gradually, add sugar one tablespoon at a time to egg whites while still beating on high speed. 
Beat until peaks are nice and stiff and completely can stand on their own when you pull the beater away.
Add vanilla and beat just until mixed in.
Now you're ready to spread your meringue onto your pie filling. 
Put pie in a preheated 450' oven and bake until a golden brown for about 5 - 10 minutes.
Eat! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

American Pie

A long, long time ago
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they'd be happy for a while

But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step

I can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died

So bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin' "This'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die"

Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so?
Now do you believe in rock and roll
Can music save your mortal soul
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

Well, I know that you're in love with him
'Cause I saw you dancin' in the gym
You both kicked off your shoes
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues

I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day the music died

I started singin' bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin' "This'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die"

Now for ten years we've been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rollin' stone
But that's not how it used to be
When the jester sang for the king and queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
And a voice that came from you and me

Oh, and while the king was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown
The courtroom was adjourned
No verdict was returned

And while Lenin read a book on Marx
A quartet practiced in the park
And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died

We were singin' bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin' "This'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die"

Helter skelter in a summer swelter
The birds flew off with a fallout shelter
Eight miles high and falling fast
It landed foul on the grass
The players tried for a forward pass
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast

Now the halftime air was sweet perfume
While the sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance
Oh, but we never got the chance

'Cause the players tried to take the field
The marching band refused to yield
Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died?

We started singin' bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
And singin' "This'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die"

Oh, and there we were all in one place
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again
So come on, Jack be nimble, Jack be quick
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
'Cause fire is the devil's only friend

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in Hell
Could break that Satan's spell

And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died

He was singin' bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
And singin' "This'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die"

I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
I went down to the sacred store
Where I'd heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn't play

And in the streets, the children screamed
The lovers cried and the poets dreamed
But not a word was spoken
The church bells all were broken

And the three men I admire most
The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
They caught the last train for the coast
The day the music died

And they were singin' bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
And them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
Singin' "This'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die"

They were singin' bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry
Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
And singin' "This'll be the day that I die" 

~ sung by Don McLean


  1. You get an A+ for telling the truth! It looks wonderful and I'm sure taste divine!

  2. Don't feel bad if it tastes yummy. :)

  3. Oh my gosh, it looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing! I have to say I have never tried making merinque. My husband is the pie maker in our family.

  4. Goodness, does that look delicious! I love making meringue, too!

    Jan ♥

  5. That is one beautiful meringue Sheila! Bet Mr. loved it:@)

  6. Looks soooooooo good. I love meringue pie. Hugs, Marty

  7. Love the song -- love your pie -- nothing wrong with a little help in the kitchen. Bet it tasted wonderful. Sally

  8. That looks absolutely delicious. I have a jar of lemon something in the cupboard, I wonder what I could do with it. I haven't made lemon meringue pie since I was at school, Maybe I could try.


  9. You know what Shelia, I'll bet Mr. Precious was thrilled with the pie and couldn't tell one itty bit if the pie crust was store-bought and the lemon filling was from a box. You know he loved every delicious bite!! xo

  10. ARE YOU KIDDING? This is a beautiful thing! Who CARES what you used? I know someone in your household who was super happy!

  11. Your pie looks so good!!!! Love the high meringue!!!! Looks beautiful (and so tasty too, I'm sure!)

  12. Oh my gosh, I LOVE lemon meringue pie! I was just thinking about it this week, actually. Your pie is beautiful with the fluffy meringue and creamy looking filling!! You've inspired me to for sure make one again very soon!

  13. Shelia, it looks absolutely delicious!!!

    Save me a piece. :-)


  14. I like a mile high meringue too. Only way to make a meringue pie in my mind. I bet this one is delicious!

  15. That looks SOOO good, Shelia! I haven't had a piece of that in years! The meringue just "makes" the pie, doesn't it? Although I don't like meringue on coconut cream pie-like some people do- I like whipped cream on that.
    I heard that song yesterday on the radio for the first time in years. I was driving and belted it out as I was driving. It sure brought back some memories- xo Diana

  16. Shelia,
    This is gorgeous!!!
    I can make the crust and the filling...but never get the meringue right!!!
    I always use whipped cream for the top!!!
    Thanks for sharing...I might try...just one more time!!!

  17. You did it, it's a mile high!!! Looks so delish, wish I had a slice right about now.

    Hugs ~ Mary


    And, hey, as far as I am concerned you MADE it! More than I am doing!!

    Funny, Miss American Pie (cute by the way to use that with your pie post) will ALWAYS remind me of my big brother and sister when they first learned how to drive - Dad gave them an apple red VW convertible and the two in front and me in the back would ride around the lake, that playing on the radio, singing at the tops of our lungs.

    Good times - good memories.

    Hugs. YOU are a sweetie!!!!

  19. You did better than I ever could.

  20. I am scared of meringue and yours is Divine with a capital "D" but I did make homemade lemon curd recently.

  21. Oh Shelia,
    I just had to come running when I saw this scrumptious looking pie! Lemon is my very favorite.
    I'll have to cheat and give this a try, too.

  22. Such a sad song, Shelia. I do love your pie, though, I have pinned the recipe, one day I really must make it for my hubby with the lemon pie, probably a mix, like yours. Hugs, Cindy

  23. Shelia, sounds terrific. Hmm, I know a man, who would enjoy having his wife make a pie! And she would rather buy one! Slapping myself! It does look just as pretty as made from scratch. Glad you shared your secret today. Helen

  24. I say anyone that can whip up a mile high meringue is AWESOME! :)
    Call that pie home made! :)


  25. THat sure looks good Shelia! That's my hubbies favorite!

  26. Knock my socks off - one of my favourites Shelia!!

  27. Oh wow,you rule Sheila, that looks yummy!!!! One of my fav songs that covers an entire generation of rockers. I had the interpretation once but lost it, I remember the king being Elvis and the jester being Bob long ago.....

  28. I love lemon meringue pie. Thanks for sharing your meringue recipe, it looks luscious! I always enjoy your note songs, especially with a little American Pie!

  29. Omg four inches meringue now that sounds awesome. Totally making this one for the weekend chow. Got my eye on your next posts.

    1. If you make it, let me know how it turns out! Your bunch will love it.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

  30. Oh, it looks wonderful! This is my husband's favorite! Thank you for the meringue recipe!

  31. Your pie is beautiful, Sheila. It doesn't matter that you made your job easier! I always liked the symbolism in "American Pie." Thanks for triggering some memories of my youth.
    xo Beth

  32. Your pie looks YUMMY and I don't care how you made it! Wish I could have a piece with you and your Mr.! I always thought pies were an "American symbol" for Americana. I make all kinds, sweet ones and salty ones, as my Mr. adores them!! Thanks for your sweet visit my friend. Enjoy your weekend.

  33. That's my kind of pie! I love easy and I love lemon and meringue. I'm sure your husband is a very happy man now!

  34. Wow! That is really beautiful meringue. I love lemon pie and coconut cream pie but never make them. Not even with a frozen crust. Because I'd eat them all by myself that's why. American Pie is sure a classic song that I remember well. :)

  35. Mmmmm, I used to love lemon meringue pie, Shelia! This looks so delicious! Is there any left at this point? : ) The meringue part was always my favorite. I used to make the filling and meringue ~ always bought a ready made pie crust. I may have found a place where I can get a gluten free pie crust, so I may be able to eat it again!

  36. I will be right over to have my piece of that pie it looks wonderful...When i am in a hurry I have this little trick I use...I use Marie Calendar frozen pie crust they come two in a package (not sure you have that brand there) I take one out and let it thaw enough to pinch the edges with my thumb and forfinger just like you would a home made crust...the cool thing about Marie callendar pie crust is they do not use the pie pans that are crinklie, they use actual pie pans you then get to keep...they are always PERFECT and everyone is amazed I had the time to prepare so many pies...give it a try...Now I need some pie..

  37. WOW... that is my very favorite pie - I could eat the whole pie. I never roll pie crusts anymore. Marie Calendar has excellent frozen pie crusts - so I cheat.... I bet Mr. love it!


  38. That pie is a beautiful thing! I haven't made one of those in years. Wish I had a bite.

  39. Shelia, I love meringue on a lemon pie sooooo much. Your pie is beautiful in a high cloud of meringue and I bet your hubby loved every bite. Thank you for the recipe. I haven't made it in years.

    Love, Jeanne

  40. I love lemon meringue pie and found a very good recipe for it. My mom always loved my lemon meringue pie so I thought of her immediately when I saw that picture. Nothing wrong with a "semi-homemade pie".

    American Pie is one of my all time fave songs :)

  41. So happy you shared I know what I've been doing wrong!
    Have a GREAT weekend...

  42. I'm an expert at sliding that store bought pie shell into my glass pie plate - voila! - homemade. (I MADE that pie shell go into my plate at my HOME!!!)

    Your pie looks delicious and inspires me. Love anything lemon!

  43. ummmm.....what a BEAUTIFUL pie. Now, you really have me hungry for a good pie. Pie, is by far, my favorite dessert...unless you count a white cake with a REAL fudge icing...or a strawberry shortcake...or a big pan of PECAN fudge candy....or...........
    hahhaa...I think I'll make a pie with a MILE HIGH meringue.

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