Monday, January 12, 2015

Lemon Meringue Pie

 John requested a lemon meringue pie....turns out it wasn't that bad to make and was quite tasty! 



Recipe from: Favorite Family Recipes

1 pre-baked pie crust
1 ½ c. sugar
½ c. cornstarch
¼ tsp. salt
2 ¼ c. water
1 Tbsp. grated lemon peel
4 egg yolks
3 Tbsp. butter
½ c. lemon juice


FOR THE MERINGUE:
5 egg whites (at room temperature)
¼ tsp cream of tartar
½ c. sugar

Instructions
In a medium-sized saucepot, bring sugar, cornstarch, salt, water, and lemon peel to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and mix in with wire whip 4 egg yolks. Return to heat for 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat and whisk in 3 T. butter, then ½ c. lemon juice. Pour into pie crust and cool.

Meringue topping: In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add ½ c. sugar beating until stiff peaks form.

Top pie with meringue and bake at 325 about 10 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned. Chill until set.

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