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Lime Meringue Pie Recipe

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Rachael, Robert, Jenni, and Andrew


This recipe for Lime Meringue Pie, by , is from The Ledbetter Family Cookbook, 4th Edition, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Johnnye Dobbs
Added: Wednesday, March 11, 2009


1 cup plus 1/4 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons all purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup boiling water
2 eggs, separated
1/4 cup lime juice
Grated peel of 2 limes
1 Tablespoon butter, melted
1 baked and cooled 8 inch pastry shell

Combine 1 cup sugar, flour, and salt. Slowly add boiling water, stirring constantly. Slowly add beaten egg yolks. Cook and stir until thickened. Remove from heat. Add lime juice, peel, and butter. Pour into cooked pastry shell. Beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add the 1/4 cup sugar, beating until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over hot filling sealing to edges of pastry. Bake at 350 12 - 15 minutes, until golden brown. Chill and serve.




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