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Deluxe Lemon Meringue Pie

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Category: Pies

 Ingredients List

  • -Sue Woodward
  • 1 1/2 c Sugar
  • 1/3 c Cornstarch
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1 1/2 c -Water, cold
  • 1/2 c Lemon juice
  • 5 lg Eggs; separated
  • 2 tb Butter; or margarine
  • 1 ts Lemon rind; grated, to 3 tsp
  • 1 9" pastry shell; baked
  • 1/4 ts Cream of tartar
  • 1/2 c Sugar; plus
  • 2 tb Sugar
  • 1/2 ts Vanilla extract


Combine 1.1/2 cups sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a lg. heavy saucepan; mix
well. Gradually add water and lemon juice, stirring until mixture is
smooth. Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored; gradually stir into
lemon mixture. Add butter, and cook over med. heat, stirring constantly,
until thickened and bubbly. Cook 1 minute, stirring continuously. Remove
from heat; stir in lemon rind. Pour into pastry shell.

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar at high speed of an electric mixer just
until foamy. Gradually add 1/2 cup plus 2 tbsp sugar, 1 tbsp at a time,
beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves (2 to 4 mins.). Beat in
vanilla, and spread meringue over hot filling, sealing to edge of pastry.

Bake at 325~ for 25 to 30 mins. or until meringue is golden brown. Cool to
room temp. Posted to MealMaster Recipes List, Digest #158

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