Lemon Meringue Pie (or Tart)


When I started At350Degrees about a year ago, my grandpa bought me a flambe torch as a “housewarming” gift; its very first job: a gorgeous Lemon Meringue Pie. Originally, I made this pie for my second dessert post, but because I accidentally burned the meringue and the pictures weren’t quite up to par, I decided to remake it. And this time around, the pie had to be great. I used this outstanding recipe with a creamy lemon filling and luscious whipped cream-like meringue. Continue reading

Paula’s Lemon Bars

I find most of my dessert recipes through intense Pinterest, Foodgawker, and blog research. Instead of Christmas wish-lists and “wanted shoes” as my  Safari bookmarks, I file over 700 recipes (and counting) into differnt bookmark menus–cakes, layer cakes, pies/tarts, bars/brownies, cookies, macarons, and “bites”. I mean business! You can certainly consider at350degrees recipes obsessively pre-scanned by a Type-A baker! Usually, I ignore big-name/Food Network chef recipes, except Martha Stewart and of course THE Paula Deen. Paula Deen is the only chef whose recipes I trust without a reference picture  because all of her recipes are incredible! To pay homage to her baking magnificence, I would post this as an early birthday present to her, but Janurary 19th is a little while away. (Yes, I know her birthday, and yes, expect an all-things-Paula birthday post!) Anyways, I had made these incredible lemon bars a while back, when I was still baking cakes from mixes, but I wanted to make them again to share with all of you. I was so surprised when I had first made them (I had never tasted lemon bars before) because these bars were so lightand tasty with a great flaky shortbread crust! They are also pretty easy to make, always a plus! Remember, the powdered sugar on top is a crucial–it’s just so pretty!! Enjoy!!

Recipe: Lemon Bars

Lemon Poppyseed Muffins


What’s better that celebrating a day off of school than with a yummy, fresh-baked breakfast?! Simply whip up this super easy muffin recipe for a delicious breakfast treat that’s available to-go! Because our lemon trees were filled with lemons, I was inspired to  make a fresh batch of lemon poppyseed muffins with a lemon glaze. The sweet and tangly icing complements the muffins so perfectly, I will definitely be using this it for another citrus pastry/dessert!!

Recipe: Lemon Poppyseed Muffin

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