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Lemon Meringue Pie II Recipe

Lemon Meringue Pie II

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"A traditional lemon meringue pie, made entirely from scratch."

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  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl mix cold water and cornstarch to a thin paste. In a medium saucepan bring hot water and sugar to a boil, then add cornstarch paste. Transfer this mixture to a double boiler. Cook until thick and smooth, stirring constantly, about 15 minutes. Whisk a small amount of this mixture into egg yolks, then whisk egg yolk mixture back into double boiler. Cook everything together for a few minutes longer, continuing to stir. Mix in juice and rind of 1 lemon along with butter. Set custard aside to cool.
  3. In a medium glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites while gradually adding sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. When egg whites hold a stiff peak, beat 1 teaspoon lemon juice into meringue.
  4. Pour filling into baked pie shell. Spread meringue over lemon filling.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until delicately browned.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 28, 2009

Being a chef I saw that the sugar was too much. I make it with only 1 cup of sugar and baked meringue at 375 for only 6 min. great pie. I also make it with 1 1/2 cups sugar but added one more egg and a 1/4 cup more lemon juice. Great pie and the meringue is higher.325 is too low for a meringue to brown.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 27, 2003

The lemon filling should be tart, not sweet, this pie was a waste of money and time, a big dissappointment, it was just nothing but a big sugar pie... yuk!


17 Ratings

Mar 27, 2003

A little bit aof work but well worth the effort. Very tasty.

Jan 27, 2006

The baking time is off, 25 to 30 mintues is way too much. check around 15 minutes.

Feb 07, 2011

Hello?? It's not right! This is way too sweet.

May 05, 2009

ive never made a pie before but i had a taste for lemon meringue and following this recipe i made a pie my mom wont even believe i made. its umbelievable (but i had to tweek the merengue part but the filling is better than i could have imagined)

Jul 18, 2007

Way too much sugar and not enough lemon and zest. Sorry, cause I really wanted to love it.

Dec 07, 2010

This pie was delicious. It was very sweet. I added just a little bit of lime to make it a little more tart. It was perfect.


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  • Calories
  • 330 kcal
  • 17%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 62.9 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Fat
  • 8.3 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 137 mg
  • 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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