(FW) Lemon Meringue Pie


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a little bit sweet,a little bit tart,a whole lot of delicious....Homemade lemon squares dusted with a light coating of powdered sugar

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Sweet Candied Lemon on top a flaky cookie
with powdered sugar on the end.
Add in any type of shortbread cookie base for a more focused flavor

A tropical, sherbet like, creamsicle. Refreshing, fun, and slightly creamy!
Made on "Live Mixing: Summa Mixin'"
-> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dL6eXULuda0

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Rationale behind the marriage of rosemary, vanilla, and lemon: From time to time, my wife will simmer a pot of vanilla extract, slices of lemons, and sprigs of rosemary with water to scent the house. It is a delicious smelling aroma . . . and apparently, one of the scents that Williams-Sonoma uses to scent their stores (hence the name). I've always been enthralled by the scent and thought it might make for an interesting vape. Recently, she bought a cool mist aromatherapy diffuser and got amber vanilla, lemon, and rosemary scents to use in it. I found myself drawn to it. The amber vanilla added an almost bakery type aroma to the mixture, and I decided to get some rosemary concentrate to try my hand at this flavor. I got into DIY to scratch the itch for flavors that I could not readily buy . . . and this is something I've been wanting to try for quite some time.

I wanted vanilla to be dominant with lemon and rosemary falling in line behind it. This was not originally intended to be a custard, but I felt lacking the body of a custard really affected this and made it fall flat rather quickly. I knew I wanted it to have that same full-bodied flavor that I was getting from the aroma, so it needed that thick mouth-feel that only a custard can provide. This also helped add to the richness that I was getting from the aroma my wife concocts . . . when she boils water, lemons, rosemary, and vanilla, the scents come together to equal something much greater than the sum of their parts (I suspect it is due to the ingredients slowly cooking in the simmering pot).

The Vanilla: I originally went with DIYFS Holy Vanilla and INW Shisha Vanilla weighted evenly at 1.5%. I was in search of a creamy vanilla that could hold its own against the acidic bite of the lemon and the herb notes of the rosemary. After testing my first iteration of this over the course of a few weeks, I decided that I wanted the vanilla notes to be bumped to the front a bit more, so I increased the Holy Vanilla to 2%, leaving Shisha Vanilla at 1.5%. I really love these two vanillas working together!

The Lemon: Getting this where I wanted it to be was the most challenging aspect of tackling this recipe. FA Lemon Sicily and CAP Juicy Lemon were my first choices for the lemon (because they were the only lemon flavors I already had). I didn't want this to be too lemon forward, so I tried to keep it light and bright. I started out with each at 1%. It started off well, but I soon found that the lemon began to overpower the mix and become the dominant note in the liquid. It almost started tasting like a flat lemon soda the longer I vaped on it. I decided I needed to broaden my horizons, as far as lemon was concerned. Dazcole’s Lemon Tart remix was a revelation and so masterfully done that it propelled me towards purchasing FW Lemon Meringue Pie (as well as FA Custard Pi 3.14, which I’ll get to later). To try to tame the lemon I dropped the CAP Juicy Lemon completely. I added the Lemon Meringue Pie at 1% and dropped Lemon Sicily to 0.5%. This seemed to hit the right notes for me. It was adding just enough lemon to be noticed, but it didn’t take a front seat to the other flavors the way it had before.

The Rosemary: INW Shisha Rosemary was the only choice that I found for this recipe and, at the percentage it’s used, is not too strong in comparison to the other aromas. I did find it to begin laying lower in the flavor the longer it steeped in the original recipe, so I ramped it up over the course of a couple different iterations from 1% to 1.4% where it seemed to hit the sweet spot for me. I truly enjoy this flavoring . . . the challenge for me is going to be trying to fit this into other flavor combinations in a natural way..

The Custard: In the original recipe, FA Meringue and INW Custard were used to add a little bit of that bakery note I was getting from the amber vanilla scent my wife was using in the diffuser and for mouthfeel. I started out with INW Custard at 1% and Meringue at 0.5%. As this evolved into a more straight-forward custard (as opposed to simply trying to mimic the potpourri my wife makes), I opted to drop the Custard in favor of INW Crème Brulee at the same 1%. I felt this would give it that rich depth I was getting from the inspiring scent. It needed that deeper note of the caramelized sugar crust. I kept Meringue at 0.5% and added FA Custard Pi at 1.5%. This served two purposes in my mind. It helped propel this towards a custardy dessert, and it bolstered the lemon aspect without being too acidic. I felt like the vanillas I was using worked well on their own, and the lemon notes I get from Custard Pi helped out the Lemon Sicily and Lemon Meringue Pie in a very positive way (as dazcole’s brilliant recipe highlights).

TPA Sweetener was used just to round everything off with a last slight touch of sweetness. I started out at 0.5% and moved it around the recipe a couple of times before finally landing at 0.35%, which added a noticeable sweetness without being too cloying, in my opinion.

Flavors beyond the pale were my goal getting into DIY (spurred into fruition by ID10-T’s remarkable Longing recipe). This is exactly what I was looking for in this flavor. I mixed it up, shook the crap out of it, and gave it a try. For me, it is very approachable as a shake and vape. However, after a 7-day steep this really blossoms into a full-bodied custard. I’ve vaped several different iterations of this over the last 2 months and feel like it is finally finished. I’m taking ID10-T’s sage advice and dropping the lemon from the title to make this represent what it has become: a rosemary-spiced vanilla custard . . . the lemon acts solely as an additive to brighten up this mix. If you mix it, I hope you thoroughly enjoy it! This will not suit the tastes of everyone, but it was something I needed to get out of my system.

Lemon Ice Cream with Frosted Flakes sprinkled on top sound tasty?

FW Lemon Meringue Pie
I wanted that "Dinner lady" vibe in the mix. To my palate, Albeit on the weak side, this ingredient is close to that note for me. There's no doubt in my mind this is in Lemon Tart.

FA Vienna Cream
Sweetness, Cream and a sugar "texture".

TFA Toasted Marshmallow
Added mouthfeel, But a light toasted note as well.

TFA Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
Vanilla, Cream and sweetness.

CAP Cereal 27
Have I mentioned how much I love this ingredient? Contributes the cereal note.

FA Custard
Plays beautifully with the Lemon ingredients to bring a smoother lemon experience, Further enhances the Ice Cream notes as well.

FA Lemon Sicily
Because FW is quite weak, I've added Lemon Sicily as backbone support to prevent the lemon note from fading over time.

Well this is a recipe that kind of built itself. I got lemon cookie super concentrate from real flavors and wanted to make a recipe that is built around the lemon cookie. Well after a little research I came up with the perfect recipe to help make lemon cookie sc shine. It blends very nicely it is good after one day but its at it's best after 4 days. It has a lot of flavors in this recipe but the ends justify the means. In other words this recipe tastes so good it is worth using all the flavors as listed in the recipe trust and believe you won't be disappointed.

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A while ago i had the urge to create a lemon-y cream-y recipe and tried a lot of combinations. Then last month i finally picked up the last ingredients to mix dazcole's "Dinner Lady A Lemon Tart Remix" and loved it, but still i wanted something more creamy, so with what i learned from my earlier tests i changed some things up a bit.

I made the creams a little heavier and put them a bit more upfront by reducing the lemon, using TFA's Butter instead of CAP's Golden Butter and added some Marshmallow for some of the Meringue as well as using CAP's Vanilla Custard instead of FA's Custard Pi.
To meld everything together i used TPA's Dragonfruit which worked really well and rounded everything up nicely.

I really love this recipe with a little Menthol added. Polar Blast should also work really well.
If you like it, please leave a rating.

Best after 3-5 Days but it's also good as S&V


Special Thanks to dazcole for his original work on "Dinner Lady A Lemon Tart Remix", his inspiration and permission to share this recipe.

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As many of you know Dazcole's Lemon Tart (Remix) is fantastic! If your like me you have probably tried it and haven't tried the original. So I want to give a big shout out to Dazcole for opening my eyes to this stuff!

Last week I was at a B&M who carried Dinner Lady and thought, what the heck lets give this stuff a try. The first thing that caught my attention when I unscrewed the dropper was the color. It was very light in color, almost clear, and when going through the cloning process this helped me narrow down my choices a lot. I knew immediately that FA Custard was out because that stuff will turn a bottle brown at 1%. So my obvious choice to get that sweet eggy note was FA Meringue. At 2% it isn't overbearing and adds body to the recipe.

Next step was the crust. This was the tricky part. Since the OG is so light in color it ruled out many of my options for crust. I was going through my stash and stumbled across FA Apple Pie. It does not impart much of the apple but more of a store bought pie crust taste. At 2% we get the right amount of texture for the crust.

Last, but not least, the lemon. If anyone has had Dinner Lady, you know that there is lemon meringue pie in it. Why? Fruit Loops. You taste fruit loops through out the entire vape, but in a good way. So i knew that LMP had to be in there. After playing with CAP's and FW's version i decided to use both. FW's is a much sweeter (sugar) fruit loops and less meringue, where CAP's has more of a creamy fruit loop taste. I landed on 4% CAP and 2.5% FW which seems to work perfectly. FA Lemon Sicily accent's the LMP and helps keep it from being a straight up cereal vape.

The OG probably has 1-2% sweetener, but since DIY, I have become super sensitive to sweetener and can only take a few vapes of most premium juice. Fell free to leave it out or sweeten to your liking. My first attempts were without sweetener, but felt that the vape really benefits from using it at 0.5%

All in all I feel that this is pretty much spot on to the OG. If I had to put a number on it, I would say it is 90% there. But hey that's not just for me to say, so let me know what you think and enjoy.

sub 4% cap ny cheesecake or 4% tpa cheesecake graham crust if you don’t have fw
sub 1% tpa graham cracker clear if you do not have fw
I am a inw raspberry molina junkie. in my opinion there is not a better single raspberry. it is sweet and authentic of a very ripe raspberry. as with most ink flavors (especially fruits) they are authentic to the point that some may even get the greens/leafy hint as if the fruit was eaten directly from the plant. the raspberry runner up for me is definitely tpa raspberry sweet, its like the raspberry sibling of tpa strawberry ripe. I find that it helps keep the raspberry balanced from being either too authentic or too artificial with its tart and sweet properties.
once again fa custard used for its slight lemon note that helps keep fruit flavors prominent even after a steep especially helpful in heavier cream type recipes. fw lemon meringue pie also helps to add to the texture and sweetness while assisting the raspberry brightness. if you do not yet have cap vanilla whipped cream just get it. it has replaced fa whipped cream not only because I think it tastes better but also because it is very readily available. i like whipped cream on any and all desserts and cap whipped cream gives me that dollop of sweet fluffy dairy goodness.

sub 4% cap ny cheesecake or 4% tpa cheesecake graham crust if you don’t have fw
sub 1% tpa graham cracker clear if you do not have fw
fa custard used for the lemon hint it has that can aid with keeping strawberry from getting drowned out from heavier cream type recipes. i have found fw blueberry to be the most complete/balances and versatile of any blueberry I have tried. It is a nice balance between a candy blueberry and a natural blueberry while leaning a little more to the candy taste which in my opinion is preferred when being used in a dessert. fa black currant is such a versatile flavor that all mixers should have. It pairs excellent with blueberry in lower percentages making it a bit more “authentic”.
lemon meringue pie used here not only because lemon and blueberry were meant for each other but it enhances the authenticity of the cheesecake. tpa dragonfruit also works to boost raspberry. tpa vanilla custard I use in nearly everything at 1% as its a fantastic sweetener that goes with everything for my tastes. if you do not yet have cap vanilla whipped cream just get it. it has replaced fa whipped cream not only because I think it tastes better but also because it is very readily available. i like whipped cream on any and all desserts and cap whipped cream gives me that dollop of sweet fluffy dairy goodness.

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