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Lemon Pie Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Erin Stelter
Added: Thursday, June 11, 2009

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1c sugar
3tbsp cornstarch
pinch of salt
1 1/2c cold water
3 egg yolks
juice of 1 lemon
1 grated lemon peel
1tbsp butter
3 egg whites
3tsp sugar
1 baked pie shell

Directions:
Directions:
In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and water. Boil until thick (Ferne Stelter's recipe card says "add a few drops of water if too thick). Stir in egg yolks, lemon juice, and grated lemon rind as you take it from the stove. Add butter. Pour into baked pie shell. Beat egg whites adding sugar slowly. (I imagine this should form stiff peaks when you're done). Mound on top of pie. Brown in a "fast oven" or under the broiler. (Ferne's recipe just says "Watch it!").

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was Ferne Stelter's recipe, my great-grandmother, though it may have originated with one of her sisters. Sorry for a lack of specific instructions, she wrote everything as being a nickel's worth of flour, pinches of this, and dashes of that. Not surprising there's no temp on the oven and for time she just says "Watch it!"

 

 

 

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