Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

"A delicious summer treat!"
photo by Monique R. photo by Monique R.
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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • To Make Lemon Filling: In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into baked pastry shell.
  • To Make Meringue: In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until foamy. Add sugar and cream of tartar gradually, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, sealing the edges at the crust.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.

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  1. This was extremely tasty. I made this Saturday night for dessert for our dinner guests. I have to admit, I did not use my oven, we were grilling out. I bought a pre-baked pie crust. My choices were either Keebler's graham crust or shortbread crust. I opted for the shortbread crust, other wise I followed the recipe.To brown the meringue topping, I used a kitchen torch. It was lovely and was enjoyed by all. Thank you for posting your Grandma's pie recipe. (Made for PRMR)
  2. This is best lemon meringue pie I have ever made.
  3. This recipe was fantastic!! My entire family loved it!! Including my husband who tends to be a food critic!!!! Loved it!
  4. This was great. Thanks! Made for PRMR!
  5. Made this pie and I do agree with the other reviews it is the best. Son said it was the BOMB!!!!


<p><img src= alt=width=320 height=234 /><img src= alt=width=160 height=160 /><img src= alt=width=160 height=90 /> alt= /&gt;I &nbsp;am an avid cook and baker. I have a Farmers Market stand where I sell breads and sweets. I am really enjouing my stand, as I get to make all kinds of breads, although the sweets are the big attraction! I am married to theworlds &nbsp;most wonderful man, have an aan amazingly &nbsp;brilliant child (of course I would say that!). &nbsp;In short, I am a verry happy, cheerful woman. Baking bread is my passion, but I love to cook anything.&nbsp;</p> <p>I have two great dogs, Jack and Lucy, a black lab and a boxer/pitbull mix, respectively.</p> <p>My rating system;</p> <p>5 stars= great, had fun making it and will make again</p> <p>4= made some changes as the recipe needed tweaking</p> <p>3= probably will not make again</p> <p>I will not post a 2 or 1 star rating, I'd rather post the review with no stars and share some possible fixes:)</p>
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