August 15th is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day!
Served as a dessert, lemon meringue pie is a baked pie usually made with a crust of shortbread pastry, lemon curd filling, and a fluffy meringue topping.
A meringue consists of egg whites whipped into stiff peaks with white sugar then baked in a slow oven. It then becomes crisp. Meringue can also be served individually with fruit fillings or as a cookie. Meringue was perfected in the 17th century, and lemon meringue pie, as we know it today, was developed in the 19th century.
National Days of August 15, 2017, include: