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Easy Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie
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Ingredients

·         1 1/4 c. granulated sugar

·         6 Tbs. cornstarch

·         1/8 tsp. salt

·         zest from 2 lemons

·         1/2 c. lemon juice

·         4 eggs (separated)

·         1 Tbs. butter

·         1 1/2 c. water (boiling)

·         baked 9 pie crust

Meringue:

·         1/2 c. granulated sugar

·         1/4 tsp. cream of tartar

·         2 tsp. cornstarch

Instructions

LEMON PIE FILLING:

1.       Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix 1 1/4 cups sugar with 6 Tbs. cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan. Add in 1/2 cup cold water, lemon zest, and lemon juice then whisk in the egg yolks. Add the butter and add 1 1/2 cups boiling water. Boil the mixture over medium-high heat and stir for about seven minutes. Reduce heat and stir an additional minute. Pour filling into already baked pie crust.

 

MERINGUE:

2.       Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in a deep bowl with a hand mixer on high until very foamy. Continue to beat as you gradually add the sugar and cornstarch, one Tbs. at a time. Beat mixture until stiff peaks hold.

3.       Spoon meringue on the top of the pie and use a spatula to cover the area of the pie. Bake in the oven for about 25 minutes, or until meringue is browned. Cool for 3 hours then serve.