Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 50 mins

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Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Bake single pie crust as directed on package.
  2. To make lemon filling: Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a heavy non-aluminum saucepan.
  3. Whisk together egg yolks, milk and lemon juice in a bowl; whisk into sugar mixture in pan over medium heat.
  4. Bring to boil, and boil, whisking constantly, for 1 minute.
  5. Remove pan from heat and stir in butter, lemon rind, and vanilla until smooth.
  6. Pour into pie crust. Cover with plastic wrap placed directly on filling. Proceed directly to making meringue as it must be spread on hot pie filling.
  7. To make meringue: Beat egg whites and vanilla at high speed with a mixer until they are foamy.
  8. Add sugar, 1 tablespoons at a time and beat 2 to 4 minutes or until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  9. Remove plastic wrap from pie and spread meringue evenly over warm filling, making sure to seal the edges with meringue.
  10. Bake at 325º for 25 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Cool pie completely on a wire rack.
  12. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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