Posts Tagged ‘canadian thanksgiving’

Toasted Coconut Lemon Meringue Pie

October 11, 2009

Pie #2 of our contributions to Thanksgiving dinner, and one we will definitely make again. Quite possibly the best pie I’ve ever made. After not being able to find any key lime juice for the key lime pie we were hoping to make, we found this on Epicurious and scrambled a bit to get everything sorted out in time.

Not a super simple pie to make, but definitely worth it. The coconut was such a great addition to the crust and meringue, and the lemon curd filling was just perfect. Unfortunately we had to transport it pretty much right away after taking it out of the oven, so the meringue that started out so tall and fluffy fell a good bit by the time we cut into it, but the flavours will still great. SUCH a good pie. Highly highly recommended.

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(Prize Winning?) Apple Pie

October 11, 2009

At our apple day yesterday, Emily was amazing enough to make us some really yummy apple pie. Her pies were amazing. Not only did they taste great, but also looked incredible – she has a bit of a trademark of adding a special touch of design by carving a bit of leftover dough into something unique. This apple pie had an apple – leaf and worm included. She’s awesome, eh?

For our family thanksgiving dinner, we volunteered to bring the dessert – two pies. Pie #1: Apple! Could we do as good as Emily? There was a particular recipe I’d been eyeing since Leigh Ann over at Rosemary Kitchen, a blog I read posted about it a few weeks ago. A prize winning apple pie? Sign me up!