Lemon Meringue Pie (9-Inch)

Recipe by keen5
READY IN: 1hr 5mins
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Bake pie shell.
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Mix sugar and cornstarch in medium saucepan.
  • Gradually stir in water.
  • Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils.
  • Boil and stir 1 minute.
  • Gradually stir at least half the hot mixture into egg yolks.
  • Blend into hot mixture in pan.
  • Boil and stir 2 minutes.
  • Remove from heat; stir in butter, lemon peel, lemon juice and food color.
  • Pour into baked pie shell.
  • Heap meringue onto hot pie filling; spread over filling, carefully sealing meringue to edge of crust to prevent shrinking or weeping.
  • Bake about 10 minutes or until a delicate light brown.
  • Cool away from draft.
  • For Meringue: Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy.
  • Beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time; continue beating until stiff and glossy (peaks will form).
  • DO NOT UNDERBEAT.
  • Beat in vanilla.
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