World's Best Lemon Meringue Pie

Recipe by Larkabug
READY IN: 35mins
YIELD: 1 pie
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch, and salt; blend in water.
  • Stir, while bringing to a boil over medium heat; cook and stir until thick, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Stir a small amount of hot mixture into egg yolks; return to hot mixture.
  • Bring to boiling and cook one minute, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Add lemon peel and butter.
  • Slowly stir in 1/3 cup lemon juice.
  • Cool to lukewarm; pour into cooled pastry crust.
  • MERINGUE:
  • Beat egg whites with 1 teaspoon lemon juice to soft peaks.
  • Gradually add 6 tablespoons sugar, beating until stiff peaks form and ALL the sugar has dissolved (test with fingers).
  • Spread over filling, SEALING to edges of pastry to avoid shrinking.
  • Bake in moderate oven (350 degrees Fahrenheit) 12 to 15 minutes or until meringue is golden brown.
  • Cool pie thoroughly.
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