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Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Barbara Taylor

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
C cornstarch, and
2 T flour
1 C sugar
tsp salt
1 C boiling water
3 eggs, separated
⅓ C strained lemon juice
2 T butter
tsp grated lemon rind
baked 8" pie crust
⅓ C sugar

Directions:
Directions:
1. Blend cornstarch, flour, sugar, and salt in a saucepan; add boiling water gradually and blend thoroughly. Cook over direct heat, stirring constantly, boiling until thick and clear, about 3 minutes. Beat egg yolks and stir in a little of the hot mixture; pour back into the saucepan, stir to blend and cook 2 minutes longer with constant stirring. Remove from heat; add lemon juice slowly in small portions, mixing well between each addition. Add butter and lemon rind, mixing well.

2. Pour into cooled pie shell. Cool.

3. Beat the egg whites until stiff, add the ⅓ C sugar gradually, and continue beating until thick and smooth. Peaks should stand up when touched with the back of a spoon. Pile lightly over pie filling so as to touch edges of crust all around. Create peaks in the meringue.

4. Bake on 350 for 12 - 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool before cutting.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
Mom had the big green cookbook that she used all the time. This recipe came from that book. It is one of the first things I learned to bake. She was happy to let me bake, as she didn't enjoy baking. This pie is tangy and smooth. My favorite lemon pie.

 

 

 

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