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. As most pastry contains palm oil, make your own simple pastry instead.
Keep this recipe away from pets, as citrus is one of many foods that are unsafe for them (along with fresh dough, which can expand in the stomach). Read more on food safety for people & pets.
For this recipe, choose a vegan butter without palm oil to protect orangutans and other endangered creatures. We like Naturli and The Flower Farm (both widely sold in stores).
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!