I am disappointed in this recipe, and that is something I never say about Martha Stewart recipes. It is way too sweet, and I like sweet desserts. All three elements, the meringue base, the lemon curd and the candied lemon, are extremely sweet and one or two of them should be tempered. It is a beautiful presentation and it's a bonus that it can be made ahead and briefly assembled at the last minute. I added fresh blueberries and raspberries which helped offset the sweetness and looked lovely.