Homemade Lemon Meringue
Taste a classic recipe! This pie is bursting with fresh lemon taste and a sweet, creamy real meringue topping.
This recipe has been in our family as far back as I can remember. This is also our Dad’s favorite pie. He always requests it to be one of the pies served at Thanksgiving dinner.
He also talks my mom into making it for all kinds of other occasions too, including Sunday dinner.
This Lemon Meringue Pie is definitely one of our more treasured family recipes from our Mom. We grew up on this pie.
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
1 (9 inches) pie crust, baked
4 egg whites
6 tablespoons white sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
To Make Lemon Filling:
In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice, and lemon zest.
Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture.
Whisk egg yolk mixture back into the remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into baked pastry shell.
To Make Meringue:
In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until foamy. Add sugar gradually, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, sealing the edges at the crust.
Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.
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