HOMEMADE LEMON MERINGUE PIE

 


 

This is the best lemon meringue pie! Lemon and tart custard filling, topped with meringue sauce . Do this when you want something impressive.

 

Grandma May was famous for her sweet tooth. How she lived to the age of 97 on a diet that included jelly donuts, I have no idea.

 

She loved bread, and the lemon meringue was a favorite. I still remember the magic of the whipped meringue that went into the oven like soft, cloudy pillows and exited with strength and a golden brown.

 

Take that first bite? Chopping light meringue and eating lemon butter filling? sigh.

 

Now as much as I love my grandma's lemon pie, she left no record of the recipe she found. but this? It is even better. I think it's the best recipe for lemon pie.

 

 

* Ingredients :

 

° White sugar: 1 cup

° All-purpose flour: 2 tablespoons

° Cornstarch: 3 tablespoons

° Salt: 1/4 teaspoon

° Water: 1 1/2 cups

° Lemons: 2 (squeezed and grated)

° Butter: 2 tablespoons

° 1 egg yolk: 4 (beaten)

° Pie crust: 1 (9 inches) (baked)

° Egg white: 4

° White sugar: 6 tablespoons

 

* Preparation :

 

1. To begin, preheat the oven temperature to 350 degrees.

 

2. To prepare the lemon filling, you must whisk together one cup of sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt in a medium saucepan, then add water, lemon juice and lemon peel. Immediately cook over medium-high heat with constant stirring until mixture comes to a boil. And please stir in the butter. The yolks should be placed in a small bowl, whisking gradually in half a cup of the hot sugar mixture.

 

3. At this point, be sure to whisk the egg yolk mixture again into the remaining sugar mixture, bring it to a boil and continue cooking, stirring frequently, until it thickens. Well now, you can remove the filling from the stove and pour the filling into the baked pastry crust.

 

4. To prepare the meringue, beat the egg whites in a large cup or metal bowl until frothy. You can then add the sugar gradually and keep whisking until stiff peaks form. The meringue should be spread over the pie, to seal the edges at the crust.

 

5. To finish, you have to bake in a preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until the meringue becomes golden brown.

 

ENJOY !