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Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

Ready in 45 minutes
4 review(s) averaging 5. 100% would make again

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The best mix of tart and sweet I've ever tasted in a lemon pie.

"This pie is amaZing! I never knew it could be so simple thank you so much for this delightful recipe!"

- aprilandchris08


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4 Tbs Cornstarch
1/2 Cup Sugar; Plus 2 Tbs extra
1/3 Cup Lemon Juice; Plus Plus water to make 1 1/4 cups
3 Egg Yolks; Reserve whites for meringue
1 Tbs Lemon Rind; Grated
1 Tbs Butter
3 Egg Whites
3 Tbs Sugar; Added individually
1 8 Inch Pie Shell; Homemade or store bought

Original recipe makes 6 Servings




Bake pie shell and let cool.


Measure cornstarch and sugar into a saucepan. Place lemon juice in measuring cup and add water to make up 1 1/4 cups. Whisk into saucepan to avoid lumps. Bring to boil stirring constantly; mixture will thicken; reduce heat and cook 2 mins. Remove from heat. Beat egg yolks; add a spoonful of hot lemon mixture to yolks before whisking into saucepan. Return to heat and cook 2 more mins. Stir in lemon rind and butter. Pour immediately into baked pie shell.


With electric hand mixer beat egg whites until stiff. Add 1 Tbs of sugar beat with mixer on medium setting to incorporate. Add 2nd Tbs of sugar and beat with mixer on lowest speed. Add 3rd Tbs of sugar and fold into egg whites with a spatula. Place on top of filling ensuring meringue touches the crust all the way around. Bake in 350 degree oven until meringue is lightly brown. Cool completely before serving but do not do so in refrigerator as this will make the crust soggy. Left overs..if there are any...do need to be refrigerated but this pie is best eaten the day it is made.


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A family favourite. photo by Boomerman Boomerman

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BEST lemon pie ever.
Urbanqueen 6 months ago
Great tasting
txbrowneyes99 1 year ago
This pie is amaZing! I never knew it could be so simple thank you so much for this delightful recipe!
aprilandchris08 2 years ago
My husband really loves this pie.
Boomerman 3 years ago
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