Grandmas Best-Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

Linda Smith


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


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45 Min
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  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1/3 c
  • 4 large
    egg yolks (slightly beaten)
  • 1/2 c
    lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    greated lemon peel (zest)
  • 4 large
    egg whies
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1/2 c
  • 1
    baked pie shell

How to Make Grandmas Best-Ever Lemon Meringue Pie


  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.

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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

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