I have never made a meringue pie before this one you guys……
I know, what is wrong with me? I’m so weird, I really haven’t made that many pies in my life, period. It’s not that my gang doesn’t like pie, actually we all love pie, it’s just me and my mixed up perspectives.
For some odd reason that science will never understand my subconscious brain usually thinks of pies as boring or too old-fashioned. I don’t know why but they seem to register in my head as obsolete or just not register at all. I told you I’m weird.
Another thing that might cause you to think of me as weird is the fact that I put basil in a dessert. I don’t know about you, but I never saw basil as anything more than the base flavor in a good spaghetti sauce or the makings of a great pesto until I tried it with fruit one day.
Ever since then I’ve wanted to put it in everything fruity that I make, from salsa to smoothies. Of course, I’ve had to refrain because the majority of humanoids that eat the stuff you guys see are not nearly as adventurous when it comes to food.
But this one time I thought I’d see if I could get away with it and no one notice and it worked. The basil doesn’t stand out a lot (Unless you want it to. In which case you can double the amount.). It just gives this extra fresh undertone that makes the flavor of the lemon shine.
Just trust me on this one, it works. If you are worried about freaking people out with the basil though, you can skip it and just make a killer lemon meringue pie that will still impress everyone. Your choice.