Jonny Ray's Lemon Meringue pie

Linda Woodham


This is a family favorite. It is a have to have on Easter and Labor Day. The filling is so creamy and tangy. Hope you try it.


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20 Min
40 Min
Stove Top


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pie shell, baked


eggs, separated room temp.
3 1/2 c
boiling water
1/2 c
cold water
2 1/2 c
1 1/4 c
corn starch
1 c
lemon juice
2 tsp
lemon zest
1 stick
real butter


egg whites room temp
8 Tbsp
1 jar(s)
7 oz. marshmellow cream
2 tsp
vanilla extract

How to Make Jonny Ray's Lemon Meringue pie


  • 1Lemon filling
  • 2In heavy pot mix sugar, corn starch, and salt
  • 3add 1/2 cup cold water, stir until well mixed
  • 4over med. high heat pour in boiling water slowly, stir with wooden spoon, stirring constantly.
  • 5cook until the filling is thick and is clear. Let the mixture boil for 2 min while stirring constantly.
  • 6remove from heat, beat egg yolks lightly then add 4 large spoonful of hot mixture to yolks while stirring ( this is bring the yolks to temp. so they want scramble )
  • 7drizzle the egg mixture into your hot mixture, stirring constantly, let mix come to boil and boil for 2 min.
  • 8remove from heat, add lemon juice, zest, butter and mix well
  • 9let cool slightly while you make your meringue.
  • 10Meringue
  • 11beat whites until they are foamy, then start adding the sugar one TBLS. at a time, beat between each addition, beat in vanilla when you have stiff peaks.
  • 12now add your marshmellow cream, you want to add this 1/3 at a time beat it well between each addition
  • 13your whites should be glossy with very stiff peaks. This meringue is so good.
  • 14now pour your warm filling into your pie shells and then pile on the meringue, be sure to seal the edges so it want pull away
  • 15put it in a pre heated oven ( 400 degrees ) bake for 12 to 15 min. till they brown on top.
  • 16let cool completely then store in fridge for at least 4 hours or over night.

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About Jonny Ray's Lemon Meringue pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American

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