Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie



Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie

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Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (160°C).
  2. In a medium saucepan, combine 1 cup of granulated sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
  3. Gradually whisk in the water, then cook over medium-high heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil.
  4. Reduce the heat and simmer, continuing to stir, for 2 minutes.
  5. Remove the saucepan from the heat.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk the egg yolks, and then gradually whisk in about 1/4 cup of the hot sugar mixture.
  7. Return this mixture to the saucepan with the rest of the sugar mixture and cook for an additional 2 minutes, stirring constantly.
  8. Remove from heat and stir in the butter, lemon zest, and lemon juice until well combined.
  9. Pour the lemon filling into the prepared pie crust.
  10. In a large mixing bowl, beat the egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
  11. Gradually add the 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  12. Spoon the meringue over the hot lemon filling, sealing the edges of the crust.
  13. Bake in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown.
  14. 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.

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