LEMON MERINGUE PIE

10
Teresa G

By
@barefootgal

Sweet and tart, this is a pie that everyone loves. You may substitute bottled juice, but fresh squeezed is best. Delicious!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
8
Prep:
1 Hr
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1
    pie shell, baked
  • 1 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 6 Tbsp
    cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp
    salt
  • 1/2 c
    cold water
  • 1/2 c
    lemon juice, fresh squeezed (about 4 lemons)
  • 3 large
    egg yolks, beaten (whites reserved for meringue)
  • 2 Tbsp
    unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 1 tsp
    grated lemon zest
  • FOR THE MERINGUE

  • 3
    reserved egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 5 Tbsp
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How to Make LEMON MERINGUE PIE

Step-by-Step

  1. Read entire recipe, then prep and assemble ingredients and utensils.
  2. Stir together sugar, cornstarch and salt in a 2 or 3 quart nonstick or stainless steel (nonreactive) saucepan.
  3. Gradually stir in 1/2 cup cold water and 1/2 cup lemon juice, until smooth.
  4. Add, and blend in well, beaten yolks and melted butter.
  5. Stirring constantly, gradually add boiling water.
  6. Over medium-high heat, stirring constantly, bring mixture to a boil, then lower heat and simmer 1 minute.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in zest.
  8. Pour into baked pie shell (on cookie sheet for ease of handling) and set aside.
  9. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place oven rack in middle position.
  10. In mixing bowl, beat egg whites until frothy (a few seconds.)
  11. Add cream of tartar and beat to stiff peak stage.
  12. While beating, very gradually add 5 tablespoons sugar, then the vanilla.
  13. Spread meringue over pie.
  14. Bake (on cookie sheet) at 350 degrees F for 7 minutes, turn and bake for additional 5 to 8 minutes.
  15. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely (minimum of 4 hours) before serving. (After 1 hour, may refrigerate to speed cooling.)
  16. Refrigerate leftovers.

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About LEMON MERINGUE PIE

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian Soy Free
Other Tags: For Kids Heirloom




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