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Shamrock Pie

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Ingredients You'll Need

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 cups water
3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbs. butter or margarine
1 1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
5 to 6 drops green food coloring
1 pastry shell ( 9 inches), baked
3 egg whites
1/3 cup sugar



1. Combine sugar, cornstarch and water in a saucepan; stir until smooth

2. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly

3. Boil2 minutes or until thickened

4. Stir a small amount into egg yolks; return all to the pan

5. Cook and stir 1 minute.

6. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice, butter, lemon peel and food coloring until smooth

7. Pour into crust

8. For meringue, beat egg whites until foamy

9. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form

10. Spread over hot filling, sealing to the edges

11. Bake at 350 for 10 to 15 minutes or until lightly brown

12. cool and serve

** photo by Joe Cashin on flickr.

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