Mom's Lemon Meringe Pie

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Kathie Carr

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@kathiecc

I don't know when or how Mom got this recipe but it was the one she used since the 1950's. She made it from scratch for holidays and it was always just wonderful.

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Serves:
6-8
Prep:
20 Min

Ingredients

  • 1
    9 inch pie crust, baked, made from scratch if possible
  • FILLING:

  • 1 c
    sugar
  • 1/8 tsp
    salt
  • 1/4 c
    cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp
    butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    boiling water
  • 1/3 c
    fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp
    lemon zest
  • 3
    egg yolks (reserve whites for meringue)
  • MERINGUE:

  • 3
    egg whites
  • 6 Tbsp
    sugar
  • 1/2 tsp
    vanilla

How to Make Mom's Lemon Meringe Pie

Step-by-Step

  1. TO MAKE FILLING:
    Mix sugar, salt, cornstarch. Add water and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat stirring with a whisk until thick and clear.
  2. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and very gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Go slowly so yolks do not cook. Then slowly whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Add butter and cool a bit. Pour into pie shell.
  3. TO MAKE MERINGUE:
    With mixer beat egg whites until frothy; gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Add vanilla. Spoon on top of lemon pie filling, making peaks if you like and spreading to crust edge to seal filling in. Bake at 325 degrees for 15 to 18 minutes, until meringue is nicely browned.
  4. NOTE: Depending on the color you like for the filling you may add a bit of yellow food coloring along with the vanilla.

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About Mom's Lemon Meringe Pie

Course/Dish: Pies



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