Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie
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- 1 9-inch pie crust
- For the Lemon Filling:
- – 1 cup granulated sugar
- – 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- – 1/4 teaspoon salt
- – 1 cup water
- – 3 large egg yolks, beaten
- – 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- – 1 tablespoon lemon zest
- – 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- For the Meringue:
- – 3 large egg whites
- – 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- – 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
- In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of granulated sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
- Gradually whisk in the water, then cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer, continuing to stir, for 2 minutes.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat.
- In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks, and then gradually whisk in about 1/4 cup of the hot sugar mixture.
- Return this mixture to the saucepan with the rest of the sugar mixture and cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
- Remove from heat and stir in the butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice until well combined.
- Pour the lemon filling into the prepared pie crust.
- In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
- Gradually add the 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
- Spoon the meringue over the hot lemon filling, sealing the edges of the crust.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown.
- Cool the pie on a wire rack for about 1 hour, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours before serving.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Enjoy the tangy and sweet combination of lemon filling and fluffy meringue in this delightful Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie.
Nutrition Information (per serving):
Calories: 276 | Total Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 168mg | Total Carbohydrates: 48g | Dietary Fiber: 1g | Sugars: 34g | Protein: 3g
Make this exquisite Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie for your next family gathering or special occasion. The contrast between the zesty lemon filling and the cloud-like meringue topping is simply heavenly. This classic pie is a crowd-pleaser and will have everyone asking for seconds.