Friday, November 27, 2009

Time for Lemon Meringue Pie!

Nothing tastes better than a wonderful lemon meringue pie.....Especially when it is made with fresh squeezed lemon juice!

Prepare a pie shell and bake it! 

Ingredients for pie are as follows:
1 1/3 cups of sugar, 4 Tb cornstarch, 1 Tb flour, 1/2 cup cold water, 1 1/2 cups of separate water ready boil, 4 egg yolks slightly beaten, 2 Tb butter, 1 Tb grated lemon rind, 1/3 cup lemon juice

For the meringue you will need 4 egg whites, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar and 1/2 cup sugar

Combine the 1 1/3 cups of sugar, the cornstarch,
the flour and cold water in a medium size saucepan and blend them together until smooth.  Stir in the boiling water and cook stirring constantly 

until the mixture begins to bubble and is thick.  Simmer about 2 minutes and keeping stirring to keep from burning! Remove from heat....

Now blend about 1/2 of this hot mixutre into the egg yolks and return all to saucepan and cook about 2 minutes.  Remove again and add butter, lemon rind and juice and stir through well.  Set aside to cool slightly.  Stir to let out steam and help cooling.

Meanwhile, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar in a medium size bowl.  Slowly add 1/2 cup sugar and continue beating still stiff. 
Pour the pie filling in the shell and spread egg white meringue on top.  Put in the preheated oven of 400 degrees for about 8 minutes - watch for browning.  Cool on a rack - when cool refrigerate for several hours.


Mrs. E said...

YUM~ that lemon meringue pie looks AMAZING!
My dear mommy loves it.... I may just have to give this
a try!! Hope you are having a delightful weekend!

Love~ Miss Jen

Lorna said...

The pie lookds wonderful! Meringue is a bit of a puzzler to me though. It is difficult to get it to turn out well. Yours looks fatastic! I love lemon cream pie also!

susan said...

Bernideen-You are right--there is no comparison between a homemade lemon meringue and a purchased one! Lemon meringue is one of my favorites. Thanks for the recipe!

Thru Pink Curtains said...

and i totally agree. i bet it was delicious.....

Thru Pink Curtains said...

well i don't know what happened here so hopefully my comment won't be posted twice hahha! but i absolutely agree, fresh lemons you can't beat. it looks so yummy. happy sat.

Anonymous said...

I am getting fat all the yummy recipes today!
Happy Pink Saturday!

Beverly said...

I love lemon meringue pie, and yours looks beautiful.

Happy Pink Saturday, Bernideen.

Marilyn Miller said...

Yummm! Lemon Meringue pie is one of my all time favorites.