Yankee Grapefruit Meringue Pie

Recipe by echo echo
READY IN: 30mins
SERVES: 8-10




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In the top of a double boiler, mix together the cornstarch, sugar and salt; add 1¾ cup boiling water, stirring to blend.
  • Cook 15 minutes over simmering water, stirring until thick and smooth.
  • Beat yolks slightly; pour the cornstarch/sugar mixture into the yolks slowly, stirring constantly.
  • Return double boiler to the stove and cook 2 minutes longer.
  • Remove from stove and add butter, juice and peel, stirring until well blended; let cool, then pour into pie shell.
  • Arrange grapefruit segments, thick side out, around the edge of the pie on top of the filling.
  • To make the meringue, whip the egg whites until stiff peaks form, adding 6 Tbs of sugar gradually as you beat.
  • Pile the meringue on top of the filling, inside the circle of grapefruit segments.
  • Place in the oven 7-8 minutes until the meringue turns golden-brown.