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Jun 17, 2009 12:22 PM

Lemon Meringue Pie?

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?

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  1. 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!

    1. 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

        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

          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

            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. 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

            I like the lemon meringue pie at Yitz's.

            1. re: food face

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

              1. re: Tatai

                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

                And everything tastes like crap., Maritime style.

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

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