September 21, 2012

Lemon Meringue Pie

On the Menu Today~
Lemon Meringue Pie~

When I think of my Grandma..
I always think of Lemon Meringue Pie~
My Grandma made my Grandpa a lemon meringue pie
at least twice a month throughout their marriage.
This is her recipe and it's a keeper~

Lemon Meringue Pie

  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 4 tablespoons (heaping) cornstarch
  • juice from 2 lemons
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 3 egg yolks (save whites for meringue topping)
  • 1 tablespoon (heaping) butter
  • 1 (14.1 oz) package refrigerated ready pie crust (use one pie crust)
Cooking Directions
  1. Stir together sugar and cornstarch in a medium saucepan.
  2. Add rest of ingredients. Stir
  3. Place pan on top of a double boiler or over a large pan of simmering water.
  4. Cook until thick, stirring constantly.
  5. This can take anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes. Stir in 1 tablespoon butter.
  6. Remove pan from simmering water. Let cool.
  7. Make crust according to package directions for one-crust pie.


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
Cooking Directions
  1. Beat egg whites with salt and cream of tartar until foamy. Continue beating until soft peaks form. Add 1 tablespoon of sugar at a time, beating well after each addition, beat whites until stiff peaks form.
  2. Spread egg whites on filling, spread filling to the edges to seal.
  3. Broil under broiler until whites are golden brown. Watching constantly.
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