This pie is magical! I think the secret is the lemon juice and lemon zest, or maybe it's the flaky crust. The pie crust makes two shells, I save the second shell for a quiche, or freeze it for another pie at some later date. One of my best friends always wants me to make this when she has covered dish parties, or we invite them to dinner. The recipe is adapted from a wonderful cookbook, Twelve Company Dinners, that my father gave to me Christmas, 1964.
I have posted a separate recipe of the Recipe #408669 for anyone who needs more detailed instruction and more pictures.
For the best pie, be sure to remove filling from the heat before you stir in the lemon juice and butter and spread the meringue while the filling is hot! Be sure to add 3 to 6 hours for cooling. Time includes firming up time.
If no Pie Mix:
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 tablespoons corn starch
3 tablespoons flour
1 1/2 cups water
3 egg yolks
the same butter, lemon rind, and juice.