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Lemon Meringue Pie?

Bex714 Jun 17, 2009 12:22 PM

hey everyone, I'm looking for a tip on the best lemon meringue pie in the city. Personally, I can do without the meringue, but my partner in lemon inspired crime is a meringue addict.

Preferably in the east end of Toronto and also somewhere a little lesser known - yeah, I could hit up Dufflet's but I'm hoping for a real hidden gem.

any suggestions?

  1. b
    Bex714 Jun 18, 2009 06:54 AM

    whoops! and the PIe Shack! 5 pieces of pie....

    it's going to take a lot of beach volleyball to work those off! :)

    1. food face Jun 17, 2009 05:40 PM

      The Tulip has a refreshing Lemon Meringue Pie. The whip cream is real and like everything else there is extremely cheap.

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      1. re: food face
        magic Jun 17, 2009 08:46 PM

        I like the lemon meringue pie at Yitz's.

        1. re: food face
          Tatai Jun 17, 2009 11:03 PM

          Where would one find any whipped cream in a lemon meringue pie?

          1. re: Tatai
            food face Jun 18, 2009 03:48 AM

            Oh yea! You are right indeed. I had a total lapse in my food memory. At any rate it did taste great. Not proper but great.

          2. re: food face
            Vinnie Vidimangi Jun 21, 2009 12:20 AM

            And everything tastes like crap., Maritime style.

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            balthazar Jun 17, 2009 02:30 PM

            I have a friend who swears by Penrose Fish & Chips' homemade lemon meringue pie. I haven't had it in years and can't remember what it's like, but I think the owner's mom makes it fresh once a week (is it Fridays?). I've been told you have to get there early for dinner a) to get in before they close and b) to get any pie.

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            1. re: balthazar
              Squeakycheese Jun 17, 2009 05:22 PM

              Yes, it's only on fridays, and they don't do for takeout.... but it is fantastic!

              Bex714... how can you not like the meringue! :)

              1. re: Squeakycheese
                Bigtigger Jun 17, 2009 05:29 PM

                Frangipane - S side of Dupont a block or two E of Spadina - has the most incredible lemon meringue tart, in both personal and family sizes. The confection features a short crust, tart filling and creamy meringue. A must. Check their opening hours.

                1. re: Squeakycheese
                  Bex714 Jun 18, 2009 06:41 AM

                  hahaha it's not that I don't meringue, it's just that I looove the lemon!

                  so. Penrose, Frangipane, Yitz's and just because 3 slices might not be enough, I'll even try The Tulip's version! :)

                  I"m gonna need some stretchy pants!

              2. l
                LTL Jun 17, 2009 01:59 PM

                I'm usually not a fan of lemon desserts at all, but I tried the lemon meringue at the Pie Shack in the Beaches and enjoyed it very much!

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