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Lemon Meringue Pie

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Why I Love This Recipe

It's sooooo good, if I do say so myself.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/4 Cups sugar
1/8 tsp. salt
6 Tbls. cornstarch
2 Cups boiling water
Grated rind of 1 lemon
4 Tbls. butter
3 egg yolks carefully separated)
1/2 Cup lemon juice
1 baked 9" pie shell
3 egg whites
Pinch of salt
1 tsp. lemon juice or vanilla
6 Tbls. sugar


Mix sugar, salt, and cornstarch. Add water and lemon rind. Cook gently, stirring until thickened; simmer for 10 minutes. Add butter but do not stir. Mix egg yolks with lemon juice and stir into hot sugar mixture. When thogoughly blended, put into lightly browned pastry shell and bake at

400 degrees for 10 minutes. Top with meringue (see below) and continue baking at 350 degrees until lightly browned.

Yield: 6 - 8 servings


Beat egg whites and salt until soft peaks form. Add lemon juice or vanilla and beat in sugar gradually until meringue is stiff.

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