It is actually the owner's favorite dessert, and is in their words a "sophisticated take on southern style lemon chess pie". If fresh berries aren't in season, make a berry sauce out of frozen raspberries. Chill the dough a few hours or overnight. See hint at bottom for tart pastries.
From the queen of entertaining in The Hamptons, Ellen Wright's beautiful "Bridgehampton Weekends" cookbook made me religious about perfecting a fruit pie with a crust that supports this delicious experience. I recommend popping in Tony Bennett's "Making of an American Classic" and invite a crowd.
This is the best-ever Lemon Meringue Pie you could ask for. It is made with fresh lemons and fresh grated lemon peel. This is to die for---well not actually, but it has great lemon flavor and it is not that hard to make. Before putting the lemon filling in the pie shell, you will notice that a couple of tablespoons of the meringue go into the filling. It is wonderful. Once you make this you will not want to have any other.
Try this and it will surely become your favorite recipe for apple pie. It's the only recipe I have used over the last 20+ years. The combination of sugars and spices is exceptional! Recipe origin unknown - seems like I have just had it forever!
Posted in response to a request. This recipe is from "Come into the Kitchen" by Jackie Olden, page 321. Here is a quote from the recipe: "This meringue will not bead, or create wateriness between the meringue and the pie filling. In addition, the meringue will stand up for the second day, if the instructions are followed carefully."
This recipe can be used for almost any double-crusted 9- or 10-inch pie, sweet or savory. If you're making it for a pie that has a single crust, wrap the dough you don't need and freeze it. You can make this ahead too- The pastry can be frozen for up to 1 month.