Lemon Meringue Pie

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 280.0
  • Total Fat: 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 114.0 mg
  • Sodium: 145.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 43.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.3 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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Introduction

Little more than lemon flavoring made solid, this pie is sweet and tart beneath a pillow of meringue. Little more than lemon flavoring made solid, this pie is sweet and tart beneath a pillow of meringue.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    one prepared or frozen pie crust
    1 cup sugar
    1/3 cup cornstarch
    pinch salt
    2 cups boiling water
    2 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
    4 eggs, separated
    6 tablespoons lemon juice
    1/2 tsp cream of tartar
    1/4 cup powdered sugar

Directions

Prepare crust for baking in a 350 degree oven. Prick bottom with fork to let out trapped air while baking and bake for 15-25 minutes until golden brown. Remove from oven and leave oven on at 350 degrees and let the crust cool slightly. Prepare filling while crust is baking.


In small saucepan, combine sugar, salt, cornstarch and boiling water and cook over medium heat. Stir frequently until thick and smooth, 10 - 15 minutes. Whisk egg yolks in bowl until smooth and golden. When cornstarch mixture is ready, add 1/2 cup to egg yolks and whisk vigorously to temper the eggs. Add egg mixture to cornstarch mixture and return to heat. Add butter and cook over low heat while stirring until smooth and hot. Add lemon juice and stir to combine well. Pour into prepared pie crust.



Beat the egg whites on med high until foamy. Add cream of tartar and continue beating until peaks form. Add powdered sugar and beat until glossy thick peaks form. Pour onto pie and smooth over pie to edges of crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-15 minutes until meringue browns on peak.


Chill and serve.


Makes 8 servings.

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MEQA312.

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