Lemon Meringue Pie

Recipe by Perfect Pixie
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • sift flour, salt and icing sugar into basin; chop butter roughly, add to dry ingredients, rub in until mixture resembles coarse breadcrumbs.
  • add lemon juice and enough water to mix to firm dough. refridgerate 30 minutes.
  • roll pastry on lightly floured surface to fit a 23cm (9inch) pie plate. use rolling pin to lift pastry on to pie plate.
  • trim and decorate edges.
  • prick base and sides of pastry with fork, bake in moderately hot oven 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. allow to cool.
  • combine sifted flours, lemon rind, lemon juice and sugar in saucepan. add water, belnd until smooth, stir over heat until mixture boils and thickens; this is important the mixture must boil.
  • reduce heat, stir in butter and lightly beaten egg yolks, stir until butter has melted; cool.
  • spread lemon filling evenly into pastry case.
  • combine egg whites, water and salt in a small bowl of electric mixer, beat on high speed until soft peaks form, gradually add sugar, beat well until sugar has disolved.
  • spoon on top of lemon filling, spreading meringue to edges of pie to seal; peak meringue decoratively with knife.
  • bake in moderate oven 5-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • cool, then refridgerate.
  • book recomends to use a knife dipped in warm water to cut the pie, this ensures the merinuge cuts cleanly.
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