This pie is a taste of heaven for lemon lovers. Our take on the indulgent diner classic—with its fluffy meringue topping and tender, ultra-flaky crust—will be your go-to dessert for years to come.
Portion size12 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: April 2014
1 1/4 cup
cream of tartar
1 1/2 cup
cold vegetable shortening or
per each of 12 servings: about
Total fat13 g
Saturated fat6 g
Total carbohydrate45 g
Pastry: In bowl, whisk flour with salt. Using pastry blender or two knives, cut in butter and shortening until mixture resembles coarse crumbs with a few larger pieces. In glass measure, whisk egg yolk with lemon juice; add enough ice water to make 1/3 cup. Whisk to combine; drizzle over flour mixture, tossing with fork and adding up to 1 tsp more cold water, if necessary, until ragged dough forms. Shape into disc; wrap and refrigerate until chilled, about 30 minutes. (Makeahead: Refrigerate for up to 3 days.)
On lightly floured surface, roll out pastry to 1/8-inch (3 mm) thickness. Fit into 9-inch (23 cm) pie plate. If necessary, trim edge to leave 1-inch (2.5 cm) overhang. Fold overhang under and flute edge. Line pastry with foil; fill with pie weights or dried beans.
Bake on bottom rack in 400 F (200 C) oven for 15 minutes. Remove foil and pie weights; using fork, prick pastry all over. Bake until golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack.
Lemon Filling: Meanwhile, in heavy-bottomed saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch and salt; whisk in 2 cups water. Bring to boil over medium-high heat, whisking constantly.
Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer, whisking constantly, for 3 minutes. Remove from heat. Gradually whisk one-quarter of the sugar mixture into egg yolks; whisk back into pan. Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; whisk in lemon zest, lemon juice and butter until butter is melted. Scrape into bowl; let cool for 30 minutes. Scrape into pie shell; smooth top.
Meringue: In bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, until stiff peaks form. Starting at edge and using spatula, spread some of the meringue around outer edge of filling, sealing meringue to crust. Pipe remaining meringue evenly over remaining filling. (Or, using spoon, spread meringue over remaining filling, making peaks with back of spoon.)
To Finish: Bake in 400 F (200 C) oven until meringue is golden, 5 to 6 minutes. Let cool in pan on rack until completely set, about 5 hours.
Bacon on a workday? Yes, please! These freezable frittatas are a weekday morning saviour. Heat 'em up in the microwave and enjoy on toast or an English muffin, or on their own with a side of greens or sliced avocado.
In large saucepan of boiling salted water, cook brussels sprouts until tender, about 3 minutes. Drain and rinse under cold water; drain well.
Meanwhile, in nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring often, until crisp, about 2 minutes. Using slotted spoon, transfer to paper towel–lined plate.
Drain all but 1 tsp fat from pan; sauté brussels sprouts with pinch salt over medium-high heat until beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Stir in bacon. Scrape into lightly greased 13- x 9-inch (3.5 L) baking dish.
Whisk together eggs, milk and pinch salt; pour into baking dish. Sprinkle with Parmesan. Bake in 350°F oven until puffed and knife inserted in centre comes out clean, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool slightly. Cut into 8 squares. (Make-ahead: Wrap each square in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 3 days or overwrap in foil and freeze for up to 3 weeks. Reheat in microwave or oven.)
Family-favourite roast beef is a Sunday-dinner staple. Add this recipe to your repertoire, and you’ll find yourself coming back to it time and time again.
Prep time20 minutes
Total time1 hour & 45 minutes
Portion size8 servings
beef sirloin tip oven roast
(about 1 kg)
, finely grated or pressed
dry red wine
sodium-reduced beef broth
Per serving: about
Total fat11 g
Saturated fat4 g
Total carbohydrate2 g
Rub beef all over with oil, garlic, thyme, salt and half of the pepper. Place on greased rack in roasting pan. Roast in 450°F oven until beginning to brown, about 19 minutes. Reduce heat to 275°F and roast, basting occasionally, until instant-read thermometer inserted in centre reads 140°F for medium-rare, about 1 hour. Transfer to cutting board; tent with foil. Let rest for 15 minutes before thinly slicing across the grain.
While roast is resting, drain all but 2 tbsp fat from pan. Sprinkle in flour; cook over medium-high heat, stirring, until golden, about 3 minutes. Stir in wine, scraping up browned bits with wooden spoon. Whisk in broth and remaining pepper; bring to boil over medium heat. Cook, whisking occasionally, until thickened, about 5 minutes. Strain through fine-mesh sieve; stir in parsley, mustard and any accumulated juices from cutting board. Serve with beef.
This eggplant curry is a filling vegetarian main when served with rice, naan and a dollop of yogurt. It also makes a tasty side dish when served as part of a larger Indian feast. Cream gives the sauce smoothness and helps mellow out the acidity of the tomatoes.
Portion size8 servings
Credits :Canadian Living Magazine: February 2015
(796 mL) diced
whipping cream 35%
hot pepper flakes
(about 1 kg), trimmed and halved lengthwise
per serving: about
Total fat6 g
Saturated fat3 g
Total carbohydrate22 g
In slow cooker, combine tomatoes, onion, cream, tomato paste, ginger, garlic, garam masala, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, sugar, hot pepper flakes and salt.
Arrange eggplant, cut sides up, over top of mixture. Cover and cook on low until eggplant is tender, about 8 hours.
Using 2 slotted spoons, remove eggplant to cutting board. Scoop flesh into fine-mesh sieve; with back of spoon, gently press on solids to remove excess liquid. Discard skin. Stir flesh into slow cooker; sprinkle with cilantro (if using).