Lemon: Lemon Meringue Pie by Liz

posted by Liz 02-06-103 9:10 PM

* Exported from MasterCook *
Lemon Meringue Pie
Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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1/2 cup cold water
7 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 1/2 cups hot water
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 egg yolks -- slightly beaten
1 lemon -- grated rind & juice
1 Tablespoon butter
3 egg whites
6 Tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Mix 1/2 cup cold water and cornstarch into a thin paste. Combine 1-1/2 cups hot water and sugar and bring to a boil. Add cornstarch paste and cook until mixture begins to thicken; return to flame and cook until thick and smooth, stirring constantly. Stir a small amount into egg yolks, and cook a few minutes longer. Add lemon rind and juice (reserving 1 teaspoon), butter and blend. Cook, stirring occasionally. Pour into baked pie shell.

Top with meringue made from egg whites, beaten to soft peaks. Gradually add 6 Tablespoons sugar and lemon juice. Beat to stiff peaks.

Bake at 325 for 25 to 30 minutes.

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