Lemon meringue pie was one of my favorite childhood desserts, and seeing all of those gloriously tall, peaked pies in diner display cases inspired me to try out this Lime-Marshmallow Pie from Ready for Dessert by David Lebovitz. Judging by the photo that accompanied the recipe in the book, this pie looked like a challenge. Was there any way I could replicate the lovely swirls and peaks in my home kitchen?
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Truth be told, I was a little nervous about this whole soufflé endeavor (visions of fallen soufflés haunted me). But as it turned out, these little lemony concoctions were a breeze, not more involved than making a stovetop custard and folding in whipped egg whites. And once they came out of the oven, perfectly puffy and lightly browned on top, I realized they might just be the ideal summer dessert.