Mocha Meringue Pie
Pies are hard. I envy bakers who have mastered making pies. Any recipe that I can’t sneak a taste of before I serve it makes me nervous. And with pies that have to cool before you cut them, it’s so hard to know if they’re done enough. When I created this recipe, I based the cook time on the cook time of a standard lemon meringue pie. When it came out of the oven, the meringue looked beautiful…
Then I cut into it and the filling did not hold it’s shape. The pie tasted delicious, but I couldn’t serve a pie that looked like this!
I can’t tell you how many times I have taken a pie to a dinner party or holiday dinner and when we cut into it, the filling is complete mush! It’s so embarrassing! Luckily it always tastes delicious so family and friends are willing to overlook the appearance.
I adjusted the recipe to bake for a few extra minutes, and it worked! I was able to cut a beautiful slice that held it’s shape and tasted amazing.
This is a pie that I would be proud and excited to serve, and I think you will be too. It looks great and it tastes great!