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

  • 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

  1. Mix sugar and cornstarch together in the top of a double broiler. Stir in 2 cups of water.
  2. Combine 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.)
  3. Now add the lemon extract, butter and vinegar and stir thoroughly.
  4. Pour mixture into 9- inch pie shell and let cool.
  5. NEVER 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
  6. Turn 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.
  7. With 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.
  8. Gradually beat in cold cornstarch mixture.
    Turn mixer again to high and beat well.
  9. Spread 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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