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    Old Fashioned Lemon Meringue Pie

    Old Fashioned Lemon Meringue Pie. Photo by startnover

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    35 mins

    15 mins

    20 mins

    startnover's Note:

    This is my mother's recipe, and one thing my mother does better than anyone I know, is making pie. You can serve it w/o the meringue which is what I do as I'm not fond of it. I like variety so I like to put a cream cheese layer on the bottom sometimes and then the lemon over the top (since I don't use the meringue). This makes enough for 2-3 pies, depending on how full and tall you like them, however you can 1/2 the recipe. Also I use Alice's Pie Crust for the crust when I'm not being lazy (for that I use a Nilla wafer or shortbread crust).

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    pies

    Units: US | Metric

    Filling

    Meringue

    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon salt (heaping)
    • 10 large egg whites

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Heat sugar, 4-1/2 c water, and salt to boiling.
    2. 2
      Meanwhile, stir 1 cup water and cornstarch together.
    3. 3
      Slowly add cornstarch mixture into boiling sugar water.
    4. 4
      Cook till thick and clear.
    5. 5
      Beat egg yolks and lemon juice together and slowly add to sugar mixture.
    6. 6
      Bring this up to a bubbly stage (1-2 min).
    7. 7
      Take off heat and add margarine, and stir.
    8. 8
      Leave it for a minute and come back to stir again, doing this every couple of minutes to allow margarine to melt and cool filling w/o allowing a skin to form. After margarine melts put a lid on the mixture till you're ready to pour into pie crusts.
    9. 9
      For Meringue:.
    10. 10
      Beat salt and egg whites till frothy, then slowly add sugar.
    11. 11
      Beat till stiff peaks form when you raise the beaters.
    12. 12
      If you are making the meringue, add a spoonful of it to pie filling, pour filling into crusts, and then spread pie to crust edge.
    13. 13
      Peak it using a spoon.
    14. 14
      Bake in 325° oven till light brown on peaks.
    15. 15
      Cooking time will vary--just watch it.

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on January 04, 2011

      55

      Lemon pie perfection! Thanks!

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    • on July 07, 2007

      45

      Even though I really liked this pie and would have given it 5 stars I got mixed reviews from my guest. Some thought it was to tart others not tart enough. I didn't use all of the meringue because I usually don't put alot on top of my pie and it made alot. Thanks homegirl. Bullwinkle.

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    Nutritional Facts for Old Fashioned Lemon Meringue Pie

    Serving Size: 1 (3783 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 3305.0
     
    Calories from Fat 614
    18%
    Total Fat 68.2 g
    105%
    Saturated Fat 16.0 g
    80%
    Cholesterol 1048.9 mg
    349%
    Sodium 3776.9 mg
    157%
    Total Carbohydrate 658.0 g
    219%
    Dietary Fiber 1.6 g
    6%
    Sugars 555.5 g
    2222%
    Protein 32.9 g
    65%

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