Mouth-Watering Lemon Pie Recipe

Mouth-Watering Lemon Pie Recipe


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A simple, homemade pie with the refreshing flavor of lemon and the sweetness of meringue.

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  • 1 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1 1/2 C. water
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 C. cornstarch
  • 1/3 C. water
  • 4 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1/2 C. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbs. butter
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon peel
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • Baked 9 pie shell

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Combine sugar, 1 1/2 C. water and salt in saucepan heat to boiling. Mix cornstarch and 1/3 C. water to make smooth paste add to boiling mixture gradually, stirring constantly cook until thick and clear. Remove from heat. Combine egg yolks and lemon juice stir into thickened mixture. Return to heat and cook, stirring constantly, until mixture bubbles again. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and lemon peel. Cover and cool until lukewarm.

For meringue, add salt to egg whites beat until frothy. Gradually add 1/2 c. sugar, beating until glossy peaks are formed. Stir 2 rounded Tbs. of meringue into lukewarm filling. Pour filling into cool pie shell. Pile remaining meringue on top and spread lightly over filling, spreading evenly to edge of crust. Bake in slow oven 325 degrees about 15 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool on rack at least 1 hour before cutting. 

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