You may notice from the name that I changed it a little. My meringue had a few plumping problems. I mean, I'm a busy girl...I don't have all day to sit and wait for my egg whites to come to room temp. Who does that anyway? Well, I guess I suffered the consquences. Flatangue instead of meringue.....delightful tasteful anyway...soo I'm going to start a new trend.
Lemon Flatangue Custard Pie
- 1 small can condensed milk
- 3 separated eggs (I used cold..a key ingredient for your "flat"angue)
- 1/4 cup lemon juice
- 1 9-inch pie crust (I use Pillsbury refrigerated)
- 1 teaspoon lemon zest
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 3 drops yellow food coloring
- Heat oven to 375* Poke a fork into the bottom of the pie shell before you bake it. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 7-10 minutes.
- To make the filling: separate the eggs. Put the yokes in one bowl and the whites in another. In the yoke bowl, add the condensed milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Mix for approximately 2-3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Put mixture into the pie shell.
- To make the meringue, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form.
- Beat in sugar and vanilla and continue to beat until firm peaks form. (At this point, they weren't really firm...it was kind of like liquidy cotton balls)
- Spread the flatrangue (or pour) over the custard.
- Bake in 375* oven until golden brown on top.
- Let cool, refrigerate.
The custard was oh so creamy and dreamy.
The remnants. I did have to give my dad a little lesson on compliments today. See, he's not the best with them. The exact phrase that he told me after eating this was "that's really decent Lauren." Now, I'm not sure if you are with me on this, but, that just didn't cut it for me. I knew he really liked it...but this is what he uttered to me. I tried to tell him that he should take a class on compliment technique...but he really didn't appreciate that. I was just trying to help him learn!
Oh and Ps...this is the BEST flatangue pie you'll ever make, so don't be afraid to mess it up. I did....and look what happened!