jonny ray's lemon meringue pie

★★★★★ 1 Review
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By Linda Woodham
from Cleveland, AL

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.

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 6-8
prep time 20 Min
cook time 40 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For jonny ray's lemon meringue pie

  • 2
    pie shell, baked
  • 8
    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
  • dash
  • 1 c
    lemon juice
  • 2 tsp
    lemon zest
  • 1 stick
    real butter
  • 8
    egg whites room temp
  • 8 Tbsp
  • 1 jar
    7 oz. marshmellow cream
  • 2 tsp
    vanilla extract

How To Make jonny ray's lemon meringue pie

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

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