Grandmas Best-Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

2
Linda Smith

By
@Cookenwithlov

This was my grandmothers recipe I had to go through her notes and try to decipher what she meant I have made this a lot since so I must have done it right. Enjoy

Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
45 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1 1/2 c
    water
  • 1/2 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    cornstarch
  • 1/3 c
    water
  • 4 large
    egg yolks (slightly beaten)
  • 1/2 c
    lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 tsp
    greated lemon peel (zest)
  • 4 large
    egg whies
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1
    baked pie shell

How to Make Grandmas Best-Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. Combine sugar, 1 1/2 cups water and salt in saucepan; heat to boiling.
  2. Mix cornstarch and 1/2 cup water to make smooth paste; add to boiling mixture gradually, stirring constantly; cook until thick and clear. Remove from heat.
  3. Combine egg yolks and lemon juice stir into thickened mixture.
  4. Return to heat and cook, stirring constanly Until mixture bubbles again.
  5. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and lemon peel (zest)
  6. Cover and cool until lukewarm.
  7. For Meringue
  8. add salt to egg whites; beat until frothy.
  9. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar, beating until glossy peaks are formed.
  10. Stir 2 rounded tablespoons of meringue into lukewarm filling.
  11. Pour filling into cool pie shell, pile remaining meringue on top and spread lightly over filling' spreading evenly to edge of crust
  12. Bake in slow oven 325 degrees about 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  13. Cool on rack at least 1 hour before cutting.

Printable Recipe Card

About Grandmas Best-Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free, Wheat Free
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom




Show 27 Comments & Reviews

History Of Apple Pie Recipe

History of Apple Pie

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

What’s more American than a just baked, straight out of the oven, old-fashioned apple pie? Turns out, a lot of things.

Take A Road Trip And Never Leave The Kitchen Recipe

Take a Road Trip and Never Leave the Kitchen

Kitchen Crew

I've stayed close to home this summer. With a busy schedule, heading out of town wasn't in the cards. But I plan to take a road trip and never leave...

19 Raspberry Recipes Bursting With Flavor

19 Raspberry Recipes Bursting With Flavor

Kitchen Crew @JustaPinch

We're planting a little seed about what you need to make this week... Try one of these 19 yummy raspberry recipes bursting with flavor!