Lemon Meringue Pie

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T.S. Hanna Update: I am heading out in a bit to take some pictures of the storm ~ I’ll post them later if any are good. If I can get my DH to drive me around, I’ll be even happier but I don’t think it’s going to happen. So far, so good ~ just some rain and wind so no biggie.

Lemon meringue pie is one of my very favorite pies. I know several people that won’t even attempt to make it because they think it’s too hard. It’s not. Remember, I rarely make anything that’s difficult, LOL!. I like this recipe because it doesn’t seem as sweet to me as some.

Lemon Meringue Pie

1/2 (15 ounce) package refrigerated pie crusts or make your own single pie crust

Lemon Meringue Pie Filling:

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 large egg yolks (save whites for meringue)
2 cups milk
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Meringue:

6 egg whites
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons sugar

Bake single pie crust as directed on package.

To make lemon filling: Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a heavy non-aluminum saucepan.
Whisk together egg yolks, milk and lemon juice in a bowl; whisk into sugar mixture in pan over medium heat. Bring to boil, and boil, whisking constantly, for 1 minute. Remove pan from heat and stir in butter, lemon rind, and vanilla until smooth. Pour into pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap placed directly on filling.

Proceed directly to making meringue as it must be spread on hot pie filling.

To make meringue: Beat egg whites and vanilla at high speed with a mixer until they are foamy. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time and beat 2 to 4 minutes or until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Remove plastic wrap from pie and spread meringue evenly over warm filling, making sure to seal the edges with meringue.

Bake at 325º for 25 minutes or until golden brown.

Cool pie completely on a wire rack.

Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

Happy Cooking!

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6 thoughts on “Lemon Meringue Pie

  1. I’m drooling all over my keyboard right now. LOVE Lemon Meringue Pie!

    Your blog is so inspring and I’ve already got a pile of recipes you’ve posted waiting to try. I received a blog award and want to pass it on to you (you can pick it up at my site)

  2. That pie looks so good. I have never made one of these. I was going to go out and photograph the storm too (I’m in Mass), but I know I’ll ruin my camera or drop it.

  3. Mmmmm … Nancy I could sink my teeth into a slice of that right now 😉 I love the way there is so much meringue on the top – just the way I like making (& eating !) mine, too 🙂

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