easy pezzy lemon curd or lemon meringue pie

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Bonnie Beck
from Route 66, AZ

One day, some odd decades ago I wanted to make a quick easy Lemon pie. I bought a package of Jello Lemon pudding and pie filling. On the side of the box it said, "Classic pie Meringue." I thought it meant a pudding pie with meringue until I read the direction. Well, I read, made it (of course I tweeked it) & came up with the most wonderful easy Lemon Meringue pie. I had two neighbors who loved Lemon Meringue Pie & thought they were connoisseurs of Lemon Meringue. So I made a pie. I knew if they thought it was from real lemons & good then it wasn't my imagination how great the pie was.

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
serves 8
prep time 10 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For easy pezzy lemon curd or lemon meringue pie

  • 1 pkg
    4.3 oz. lemon jello, cook and serve
  • 3/4 c
    sugar
  • 3
    exlarge organic egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 c
    lemon juice, fresh
  • 2 1/2
    water
  • 1 tsp
    freshly grated lemon zest

How To Make easy pezzy lemon curd or lemon meringue pie

  • 1
    I love Meyer Lemons so that is what I always use. I live in California so Meyer lemons are not hard to find here. Almost every neighbor has at least one tree in their yard. I ususally get a huge bag full and squeeze them to use during the year. I zest the skins and freeze the zest to and some I dry in the oven on low heat. Follow directions on box. The only thing your are going to do different is adding the 1/2 cup lemon juice and instead of the 1/2 cup of water and lemon zest.
  • 2
    For those who don't like "Puker Power" use 1/4 lemon juice and 1/4 cup water. I love Pucker Power..so I use the 1/2 cup of lemon juice.
  • 3
    Note: Always spread the Meringue so that it touchs the pie crust. This prevents the Meringue from shrinking when you put it in the oven to brown the meringue lightly.

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