Friday, March 21, 2014

Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie

I LOVE lemon meringue pie. I bought a few lemons last week on a whim and now I had to do something with them ....

Soooooo......I decided to make a LEMON MERINGUE PIE! yUmMLy!!! 
Doesn't it look good? Well it all started with a few lemons.....

So I squeezed them and zested them!  SLURP! 
Mixed them up with egg yolks and sugar SWEET! and cooked them!

And poured them in a pie shell I baked up....


1 finished pie crust (I use real butter in mine)

  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 4 egg YOLKS ONLY (Separate the whites and set aside)
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 tablespoons butter
Then I whipped up the 4 egg whites....
4 egg WHITES ONLY (be sure no yolk gets in)
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white sugar

Combine 1 1/2 cups sugar, salt, and water on high heat and bring to a boil. In a separate bowl mix cornstarch and 1/3 cup water and whisk adding it into boiling sugar mixture. Stir until thick and clear and take off stove. In a small bowl, whisk together egg yolks and lemon juice and little at a time whisk egg yolk mixture into hot sugar mixture. Return pan to heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest and butter last. 
Let it set till you are ready with meringue. Pudding should still be semi warm.


Boy it sure made a lot of meringue! 

Then I topped the pie with the fluffy stuff and baked it! 
Mix the 4 egg whites and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a clear glass bow and whip it up till it looks kind of foamyl. Be sure nothing extra gets into the egg whites or they won't peak. Gradually add the 1/2 cup sugar as you whip till it forms stiff peaks. Add a little 1/2 cup of meringue to your lemon pudding. Then pour it into a pie shell that has been cooked. Add the rest of the meringue to the top of the pie up to crust edges. Bake in preheated 350 oven for 10 or so  minutes until peaks look golden brown.  Set it set for 1 hour before serving.   

And it turned out pretty! 
And it was delicious too.  Yummly!   SO...... That's what I did today! 

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