vegan lemon meringue pie

Lemon meringue pie(Addicted to Dates) is not a seasonal dish (though you could sub the lemon for apricots, raspberries or blueberries). But it’s a popular one, so why not learn to make your own? This recipe by an Irish classically-trained baker uses way more lemon juice and zest than store-bought, a nice acidity against the sweet pie crust.

Make your own pastry to avoid palm oil. Before cooking, read up on food safety for people & pets (many human foods including citrus and fresh dough are unsafe around animal friends).

If you are wondering how on earth a vegan recipe contains meringue, meet aquafaba! Latin for ‘bean water’, this was an accidental discovery by boffins. They found that when you whizz up leftover brine water from chickpeas (and combine with a little sugar) it creates meringue. So it’s a  using-up-food-waste recipe too!

vegan baking book lemon meringue pie

This recipe is from Freya’s lovely plant-based baking book (she was the first vegan to go on the Great British Bake-Off, with viewers charmed by this Yorkshire lass and her innovative recipes.

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