Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

Recipe: Lemon Meringue Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 lemons, juiced and zested
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 4 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar

For the crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cups shortening
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1/2 tablespoon distilled white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons water

Instructions

To make crust:

  1. In large bowl mix flour and salt. Cut in shortening with two butter knifes.
  2. In separate bowl, mix together egg, vinegar, and water. Drizzle wet mixture into dry mixture, cutting it in.
  3. Roll out dough, and fit into 9 inch pie pan.
  4. Bake at 425 degrees F (220 degrees C) for 12 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
  5. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

To Make Lemon Filling:

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt.
  2. Stir in water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter.
  3. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture.
  4. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into pie crust.

To Make Meringue:

  1. In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until foamy.
  2. Add sugar gradually, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, sealing the edges at the crust.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.

 

 

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