NATIONAL LEMON MERINGUE PIE DAY

NATIONAL LEMON MERINGUE PIE DAY

Are you hungry? Pie lovers and lemon lovers from across the country get your forks ready. August 15th is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day!

Served as a dessert, lemon meringue pie is a baked pie usually made with a crust of shortbread pastry, lemon curd filling and a fluffy meringue topping.

A meringue consists of egg whites whipped into stiff peaks with white sugar then baked in a slow oven.  It then becomes crisp. Meringue can also be served individually with fruit fillings or as a cookie.  Meringue was perfected in the 17th century, and lemon meringue pie, as we know it today, was developed in the 19th century.

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