Easiest Lemon Meringue Pie

Gloria Bernal

By
@mzglorybe

One-step filling is all made on top of the stove, everything in one pan.
This is our family's favorite recipe. Use a prepared pie-crust or look up my "pat-in-the-pan" recipe here at JAP. It is easy and fail-proof. No rolling it out. Optional and even easier is using Cool Whip topping instead of making your meringue. The sweetness compliments the tart filling.


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Serves:

8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

35 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

1-1/4 c
sugar
5-1/2 Tbsp
corn starch
1/8 tsp
salt
4 large
egg yolks
1/2 c
lemon juice (i use fresh squeezed)
1/2 c
cold water
1/2 c
hot water
1 Tbsp
butter
1 Tbsp
lemon zest

ABOVE IS THE FILLING RECIPE (USE A PREBAKED PIE SHELL) FOR MERINGUE:

4 large
egg whites
1/4 tsp
cream of tartar
1/2 c
sugar
2 tsp
corn starch

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine sugar, corn starch, & salt in medium saucepan. Stir well. Whisk egg yolks with lemon juice & cold water. When blended add the hot water, butter and zest. Combine with the dry ingredients in the saucepan.
2
Using a spatula, cook over medium heat until thick and bubbling, about 10 minutes. Taste for tartness. More lemon juice can be added at this point if desired. Pour into pre-baked pie-shell, set aside. Pre-heat oven to 335-F degrees while you make the fail-proof meringue.
3
Meringue: Combine sugar/corn starch in small cup. Set aside. In medium mixing bowl beat egg whites/cream of tartar on low speed until foamy. Start adding sugar/corn starch mixture slowly, speeding up mixer speed as whites stiffen. Beat at highest speed until stiff peaks form and mixture is glossy but not dry.
4
Spoon over filling in pie, smoothing out to the edges of the plate. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool at room temp for 3 to 4 hours before refrigerating. For best results do not cover pie. Meringue will stay nice without weeping or sticking to the cutting knife.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy