heavenly lemon pie

★★★★★ 2 Reviews
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By Marcia Graczyk
from The Villages, FL

I was introduced to this recipe a very long time ago and remember the refreshing taste. It's almost like an upside down lemon meringue pie as the meringue is the crust.

★★★★★ 2 Reviews

Ingredients For heavenly lemon pie

  • MERINGUE
  • 4
    egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1 c
    sugar
  • FILLING
  • 4
    egg yolks
  • 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 4 Tbsp
    lemon juice
  • 1 Tbsp
    lemon zest, grated
  • 1 c
    heavy cream, whipped

How To Make heavenly lemon pie

  • 1
    MERINGUE CRUST:
  • 2
    Beat egg whites until foamy.
  • 3
    Add cream of tartar and continue beating.
  • 4
    Add sugar slowly and continue beating until still peaks.
  • 5
    Spread into a well-greased 9" pie pan.
  • 6
    Bake 20 minutes at 275°.
  • 7
    Increase the temperature to 300° for 40 minutes (total 60 minutes) until light golden color.
  • 8
    Cook on rack.
  • 9
    FILLING:
  • 10
    Beat yolks and sugar until thick and lemon color.
  • 11
    Add juice and rind slowly.
  • 12
    Cook in the top of a double boiler until thick - stir continuously (only about 5 minutes).
  • 13
    Cool. Then fold in the whipped heavy cream.
  • 14
    Put filling inside the meringue shell and refrigerate 24 hours.
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