Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

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Linda Easley

By
@lsealsey

This is a recipe that Ann Landers put in her column years ago. She said, "I got this recipe from a taxi driver in New York 20 years ago."
My husband loves Lemon Pie, so I had to try it. To this day I still make this.
My granddaughter made this a few months back and fell in love with it. The picture showing is the one she made. The recipe is very simple. You definitely won't be disappointed.

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6
Prep:
25 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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1
baked 9-inch pie shell
1-1/4 c
sugar
6 Tbsp
cornstarch
2 c
water
1/3 c
lemon juice
3
egg yolks ( save egg whites, set aside for meringue)
1-1/2 tsp
lemon extract
2 tsp
vinegar
3 Tbsp
butter

How to Make Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

Step-by-Step

  • 1Mix sugar and cornstarch together in the top of a double broiler. Stir in 2 cups of water.
  • 2Combine egg yolks with lemon juice and beat until well mixed; Add to sugar mixture.
    Cook over boiling water until thick- about 20 minutes. ( This does away with the starchy taste.)
  • 3Now add the lemon extract, butter and vinegar and stir thoroughly.
  • 4Pour mixture into 9- inch pie shell and let cool.
  • 5NEVER FAIL MERINGUE

    1 tablespoon of cornstarch
    2 tablespoons cold water
    1/2 cup boiling water
    Three egg whites
    6 tablespoons sugar
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    Pinch of salt
  • 6Turn oven on to 350 degrees.
    Blend cornstarch and cold water in a sauce pan.
    Add boiling water and cook, stirring until clear and thickened.
    Let stand until completely cold.
  • 7With the electric beater at high-speed beat egg whites until foamy.
    Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff but not dry. Turn mixer to low-speed and add salt and vanilla.
  • 8Gradually beat in cold cornstarch mixture.
    Turn mixer again to high and beat well.
  • 9Spread meringue over cooled pie filling.
    Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until top is lightly brown.

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About Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

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




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