Lemon Meringue Pie

Here’s a classic that is the perfect dessert for your Thanksgiving feast: the beautiful and traditional lemon meringue pie!

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Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Foodieaholic
Ingredients
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/4 cup + 1 1/3 cup + 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 5 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tsp + 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 tsp cream of tartar
Instructions
  1. Combine egg yolks, 1/4 cup sugar, lemon juice, and grated lemon rind in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine the cornstarch, flour, salt, and 1 1/3 cup sugar from below. Once combined, add the water.
  3. Place the sugar mixture over medium-high heat, cooking and stirring til thick, bubbly, and translucent.
  4. Temper* the egg mixture with a small spoonful of the hot sugar mixture, stir, and repeat once.
  5. Once the eggs have been tempered, add them to the saucepan while whisking rapidly.
  6. Bring mixture to a boil once more, then remove from heat and add butter and 1 tsp vanilla.
  7. Taste and add more lemon rind or lemon extract if needed.
  8. Pour into a cooked pie crust and refrigerate for several hours til set.
  9. If you don’t want to make meringue, then you can serve at this point with whipped cream.
  10. To make meringue, in a medium bowl, beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla til stiff peaks form.
  11. Once they are stiff, add 3/4 cup sugar.
  12. Spoon onto prepared pie and bake at 350 degrees F for about 12-13 minutes, til lightly browned. (If desired you can add a couple of teaspoons of apple jelly to the egg white mixture to prevent the meringue weeping and preserve the shape.)
  13. Allow to cool and serve.
Notes
*Tempering the eggs heats the eggs slowly so that they don’t cook when you add it to the hot sugar mixture.

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