Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Lemon Meringue Pie

I made this for my dad on Father's Day, because he loves this kind of pie! He loved it, and so did everyone else, even my extremely picky brother! This is a bit harder to make then some of my recipes, so here are some tips I have...

1. Make sure you mix the cornstarch with the water REALLY well, so you don't have lumps.
2. When mixing the meringue, use a mixer, if you have one. I started doing it by hand, and that didn't work out so well, haha!

I got this recipe from Alrecipes.com.

  • 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar

  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, salt, and 1 1/2 cups water in a heavy saucepan. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. In a small bowl, mix cornstarch and 1/3 cup water to make a smooth paste. Gradually whisk into boiling sugar mixture. Boil mixture until thick and clear, stirring constantly. Remove from heat.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolks and lemon juice. Gradually whisk egg yolk mixture into hot sugar mixture. Return pan to heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in grated lemon rind and butter or margarine. Place mixture in refrigerator and cool until just lukewarm.
  4. In a large glass or metal bowl, combine egg whites and salt. Whip until foamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup sugar while continuing to whip. Beat until whites form stiff peaks. Stir about 3/4 cup of meringue into lukewarm filling. Spoon filling into baked pastry shell. Cover pie with remaining meringue.
  5. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes, until meringue is slightly brown. Cool on a rack at for at least 1 hour before cutting.

As always, let me know if you liked or disliked this recipe!



3 comments:

  1. thanks! this is really cool! I love lemon meringue pie!!!

    pretty plz could you post on here more often?

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  2. YUMMY! I LOVE PIE! PIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEE!

    Sorry. I kind of like pie.








    BUT WHAT'S NOT TO LIKE IT'S PIE FOR CRAP'S SAKE!

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  3. Sounds yummy! I have to try this! :) Thanks for the recipe! ♥

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