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penlite May 28, 2010 03:56 PM

best place in the city for a lemon merange pie ?

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    wilmagrace RE: penlite May 29, 2010 08:42 PM

    I hope someone can come up with recommendations but I dont think montreal is a great pie city, however would love to be proved wrong! I cant recall having had a good lemon pie here although have had some excellent sugar pies, fruit pies and the fruit custard pies but usually in restaurants when i have room for dessert. The best lemon meringue pies without that manufactured taste and lemony desserts I have enjoyed were during trips to other provinces.

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      Joanie RE: wilmagrace Jun 4, 2010 07:16 AM

      How are the pies at the place in the Jean Talon market? They looked really good, tho I didn't see any lemon meringue I don't think (pic below). I should have gotten a mini sugar pie to take home.

      I stopped by Rockaberry on St. Denis (actually stopped by 7 years ago too) and their pies just don't look that enticing to me.

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        SnackHappy RE: Joanie Jun 4, 2010 09:31 AM

        The pies at La Fournée des sucreries de l'érable at JTM are good, but I don't think they're worth the price. The crust is thin and hard, and the fillings are too sweet. Overall quality is okay, but they're not exactly the height of refinement.

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      bakersdelight RE: penlite May 30, 2010 11:04 PM

      I saw a real beauty from Les Délices de Dawn just a few weeks ago.

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        penlite RE: bakersdelight May 31, 2010 07:17 AM

        thanks for the info bakersdelight......where is that located?

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          kpzoo RE: penlite May 31, 2010 10:48 AM

          I don't think Les Délices de Dawn has a retail store, but they supply to restaurants around town and you can order directly from them.

          http://www.dawnsdesserts.com/ (watch the music)

          Delices de Dawn: Experiences? YOUR Favorite?

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            bakersdelight RE: kpzoo May 31, 2010 11:41 PM

            yup, just as kpzoo said! you can order a single one for delivery, but they won't be able to give you an exact time, only like between 10 and 3 on the given day. order 2-3 days in advance.

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              BLM RE: bakersdelight Jun 2, 2010 11:19 PM

              The shipping charge is something like $7? Would they deliver to the South Shore(like Brossard)?

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                bakersdelight RE: BLM Jun 6, 2010 06:08 PM

                I never placed the order (ended up making my dad a cheesecake), so I'm not sure about the shipping charge or their territorial delivery limits. But you would certainly be allowed to pick it up. they're on mccaffrey street in st. laurent, in that industrial section near cote de liesse. near the airport.

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                  BLM RE: bakersdelight Jun 6, 2010 06:17 PM

                  The shipping charge I only found out a couple of days ago. They didn't deliver to my area(Brossard), the last time I placed my order with Dawn's Desserts(I picked it up). That was 7-8 years ago from memory.

      2. cherylmtl RE: penlite May 31, 2010 10:28 AM

        While it might not be considered a classic lemon meringue pie, Mamie Clafoutis makes a mean tarte au citron with a meringue topping - it's more lemony than sweet, and one of my favourites.

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          humbert RE: cherylmtl Jun 3, 2010 10:34 AM

          Here we go, someone else`s reply in the new resto openings of 2010:


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            BLM RE: humbert Jun 3, 2010 12:21 PM

            We don't know if their lemon meringue pie is any good. I tried their apple crumb pie about a week ago. I prefer Rockaberry's apple crumb pie, over Jam Rock Cafe.

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          bookends RE: penlite Jun 3, 2010 04:56 PM

          Le Fournil on Victoria in Westmount makes lemon meringue pies. I have yet to try it, but i love all their other pies

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