Peregrination Gourmande’s Lemon Pie & other treats

Lemon Pie Fingers

We had the wonderful pleasure of having the Peregrination Gourmande family stay with us the other week as part of their trip through Australia.  This was Cathy’s second visit to us this year (she wrote about the first time here). We all had a great time and the children managed to become firm friends despite the (French / English) language barrier.  Cathy, my blogging and now real life friend, is a lady of many talents, a psychologist, amazing cook and travel photographer by day and writes about it all on her blog by night.  We were lucky enough to be treated to some of Cathy’s cooking while they were here. Some psychological help and some new photo’s for the blog too!

Her Passionfruit Jam is divine and we’ve been enjoying it on toast and through yoghurt, so good!

Passionfruit Jam

A lovely new friend gave us the golden passionfruits that have been growing in abundance in her garden.

We were introduced to the classic French cocktail, Soupe Angevine, have you had it before?

Soupe Angevine

Bubbles, Cointreau, a special syrup and raspberries, goes down very easily just quietly!

Cathy also made us her specialty…


Lemon Meringue Pie!

Today, Cathy has taken over the blog, over to you Cathy…

When I stayed at Vicki’s, I had a really good time in the kitchen.

We cooked together and I have made for them some of my French besties. The lemon pie would be as you may know, my favorite desert.

Let me share with you this one.

Lemon Meringue Pie


THE CRUST called la pâte sucrée in French. I use this crust for almost all my pies. It’s very good.

100g butter
50 g icing sugar
15g almond meal
40g eggs
200g flour
Cream the butter with icing sugar and almond meal in a food processor or in a bowl with a wooden spoon.
Add eggs.
Mix gently.
Add flour.
Make a ball and put in the fridge to rest for at least 1 hour.
Roll it out flat in the shape to fit your pie dish, put it in the dish and bake it for 15 min at 180°C

THE LEMON CURD (my idea when I saw all those wonderful passionfruits in Vicki’s kitchen is to try this pie with a passion fruit curd instead, surely it must be yummy!)


100g of lemon juice
200g eggs
120g sugar
125g butter
Put the juice, eggs and sugar in a pot to heat.
Keep whipping on heat for 2 minutes.
Allow it to cool a bit and then add the butter and whip firmly.

Cool completely


100g sugar
40g water
70g egg white
Put the sugar and water in a pot to boil.
When 118°C, start to whip the eggs in a food processor.
When the sugar is at 121°C, slowly pour it on the eggs.
Keep whipping.

When the pie crust is completly cool, add the cold lemon curd and finally the meringue with a pipping bag.
I use a kitchen blowtorch to make the meringue look golden.

You may think it’s a lot of work for a simple pie but I promise it worth it.

At Vicki’s we decided to make Lemon Pie Fingers instead of a big pie.

Lemon Pie Fingers

We did have meringue on the first batch we made but the kids ate those very quickly and we didn’t get any decent photo’s, sorry!  The next day we made some more with the extra pie crust and lemon curd, we then drizzled passionfruit over the top, yum!


Double the ingredients for the crust and freeze one. Next time you only have 2 steps to do! And it’s also delicious without step 3 haha!

If you’d like to make the finger pies, roll out the pastry thinly and slice into rectangular biscuit shapes. When making the lemon curd you should add 2 gelatine sheets to the lemon curd and use piping bags to pipe the curd and the meringue onto the biscuits.

Enjoy the lemons and the good food.


Lemon Pie Fingers

The lemon fingers were a real hit with all of us and something that I will now pull out for special treats.  Thanks so much Cathy for sharing this fab recipe with us (and for making it for us too!).

You can find Cathy at Peregrination Gourmande here, on via her gorgeous Instagram feed, Facebook and/or Pinterest

Are you a Lemon Meringue Pie Fan? Isn’t it wonderful when house guests make you meals too?!


16 comments on “Peregrination Gourmande’s Lemon Pie & other treats

  1. Jodi Gibson
    September 13, 2016 at 7:19 am

    Ooooh I love lemon meringue pie too. I was actually going to make one this week, so I think I’ll try Cathy’s recipe – thanks 🙂

    • Vicki
      September 13, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      It’s one of my favourites too.

  2. Sammie @ The Annoyed Thyroid
    September 13, 2016 at 1:36 pm

    Everything Cathy makes delicious and this pie is no exception! I can totally vouch for that cocktail too!

    • Vicki
      September 13, 2016 at 5:07 pm

      All of it so good! x

  3. Kirsty @ My Home Truths
    September 13, 2016 at 9:15 pm

    Yum, yum, yum! I love how versatile this recipe is – Cathy is very clever.

    • Vicki
      September 15, 2016 at 9:47 pm

      Isn’t she and just so lovely to.

  4. Jo @ You had us at hello
    September 14, 2016 at 1:48 am

    Another fan of Cathy’s delicious cocktail!! We all knocked that over pretty quickly, my Mum especially. Cathy cooked for us and it was just heavenly. We had such a great time having her visit. Miss her already 🙂 Don’t you just love blogging for finding such fabulous friends xx

    • Jo @ You had us at hello
      September 14, 2016 at 1:53 am

      #teamIBOT xx

    • Vicki
      September 15, 2016 at 9:48 pm

      Yes the lovely friends that have popped up out of blogging has been the best thing about it

  5. Karin @ Calm to Conniption
    September 14, 2016 at 12:29 pm

    Oh my gosh!! This looks delicious. Pinning!

  6. Jayne
    September 16, 2016 at 11:31 pm

    These looks so elegant! Love the idea of a gourmet friend taking over the blog – I want to get me one of those 😉

    • Vicki
      September 17, 2016 at 4:09 pm

      I’d love a gourmet friend taking over my kitchen permanently!!

  7. Lauren @ Create Bake Make
    September 17, 2016 at 6:13 am

    What an amazing spread! It was so nice to meet Cathy at PB, I wish I had been able to try her cooking!

    • Vicki
      September 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      She’s so lovely isn’t she and an amazing cook.

  8. Shari from GoodFoodWeek
    September 17, 2016 at 1:19 pm

    So amazing – I want house guests that cook!

    I can’t wait to give that passionfruit jam a go – that looks so good.

    • Vicki
      September 17, 2016 at 4:10 pm

      You will love the jam – so good!

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