Sunday, September 23, 2012

Lemon Meringue Pie

(We accidentally frightened off 20 ducks from our pond yesterday at dark. :((((()

I have never even tried to make Lemon Meringue Pie. I know this is a delicious recipe, since Memaw did make it during my childhood.

Lemon Meringue Pie (Memaw's)

1 baked 9 inch pie crust
1 1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon butter or oleo
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
Grated peel of 1 lemon
4 eggs, separated

In a saucepan stir cornstarch, salt, and 1 cup sugar. Stir in water, lemon juice, and grated lemon peel. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is thickened and boils. Remove from heat. Best egg yolks and stir in small amount of hot mixture.
Slowly pour yolk mixture into lemon mixture, stirring rapidly to prevent lumping. Return to heat. Cook while stirring constantly until lemon filling is thickened.
Stir in butter.
Pour into pie crust.
Cool 10 minutes and top with meringue.


Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
Gradually sprinkle 1/2 cup sugar over egg whites.
Beat egg whites until they stand in stiff glossy peaks.
Spread over lemon pie.
Bake in hot oven until golden brown.

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