Easiest Lemon Meringue Pie

1
Gloria Bernal

By
@mzglorybe

One-step filling is all made on top of the stove, everything in one pan.
This is our family's favorite recipe. Use a prepared pie-crust or look up my "pat-in-the-pan" recipe here at JAP. It is easy and fail-proof. No rolling it out. Optional and even easier is using Cool Whip topping instead of making your meringue. The sweetness compliments the tart filling.

Rating:
★★★★★ 2 votes
Serves:
8
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
35 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

1-1/4 c
sugar
5-1/2 Tbsp
corn starch
1/8 tsp
salt
4 large
egg yolks
1/2 c
lemon juice (i use fresh squeezed)
1/2 c
cold water
1/2 c
hot water
1 Tbsp
butter
1 Tbsp
lemon zest

ABOVE IS THE FILLING RECIPE (USE A PREBAKED PIE SHELL) FOR MERINGUE:

4 large
egg whites
1/4 tsp
cream of tartar
1/2 c
sugar
2 tsp
corn starch

Step-By-Step

1Combine sugar, corn starch, & salt in medium saucepan. Stir well. Whisk egg yolks with lemon juice & cold water. When blended add the hot water, butter and zest. Combine with the dry ingredients in the saucepan.
2Using a spatula, cook over medium heat until thick and bubbling, about 10 minutes. Taste for tartness. More lemon juice can be added at this point if desired. Pour into pre-baked pie-shell, set aside. Pre-heat oven to 335-F degrees while you make the fail-proof meringue.
3Meringue: Combine sugar/corn starch in small cup. Set aside. In medium mixing bowl beat egg whites/cream of tartar on low speed until foamy. Start adding sugar/corn starch mixture slowly, speeding up mixer speed as whites stiffen. Beat at highest speed until stiff peaks form and mixture is glossy but not dry.
4Spoon over filling in pie, smoothing out to the edges of the plate. Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool at room temp for 3 to 4 hours before refrigerating. For best results do not cover pie. Meringue will stay nice without weeping or sticking to the cutting knife.

About Easiest Lemon Meringue Pie

Course/Dish: Pies, Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy