Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

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A delicious lemon pie with real lemon flavor. With the sweet-tart flavor of lemon, fluffy meringue, and a flaky crust, this lemon meringue pie is sure to be a favorite.
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Ingredients
  • CRUST:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • FILLING:
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Container: 9 inch pie pan or plate
Directions
PREP
1.5 hrs
COOK
30 mins
READY IN
2 hrs
CRUST:
  • Combine flour, shortening, and salt, and mix until well blended. Form dough into a ball and then flatten. Roll out dough and put into a 9 inch pie plate.
  • Bake at 350°F until crust is golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.
FILLING:
  • Combine sugar, cornstarch and salt in a sauce pan.
  • Beat egg yolks and cold water together and add to the mixture in the saucepan; and then add the lemon juice and butter.
  • Pour in the boiling water and bring this mixture to a full boil; boil for one minute.
  • Remove from the heat and add the lemon extract; stir to mix well and then pour into the baked pie crust.
MERINGUE:
  • Beat egg whites to a soft peak; and then add the powdered sugar and cream of tartar. Beat until whites form stiff peaks.
  • Spread over pie filling and bake at 350°F until meringue is golden brown. It is best to let the pie cool before serving to allow the filling to firm up.
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