National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

National Lemon Meringue Pie DayNational Lemon Meringue Pie Day

Take the time to savor this delectable dessert on August 15th for National Lemon Meringue Pie Day. 

Traditionally made with a shortbread crust filled with lemon custard and topped with fluffy whipped egg whites, the lemon meringue pie has been enjoyed since the 19th century. While the pie’s exact origin is unknown, it is believed to have been either created in England where it is also called lemon Chester pudding, or in Philadelphia by Mrs. Elizabeth Goodfellow who ran a pastry shop and cooking school.  

The first printed record of a lemon meringue pie recipe dates back to an 1869 cookbook. Many similar recipes date to the same time period as the dessert quickly gained popularity. 

So whether you pick one up from your local bakery, have a slice at your favorite diner, or try your hand at the family recipe, be sure to have a slice of this dreamy delight for National Lemon Meringue Pie Day on August 15th.

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