Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

I made this pie several weeks ago for a coworkers baby shower. It took two tries to get it right but I finally did! The first time I baked it I made the meringue after I added the hot filling to the pie shell....DON'T do that pleeeeeez!!! The meringue will not seal itself onto the filling unless the filling is piping hot. I learned that first hand....But this pie is sooo worth making. Once again, I found this recipe on Allrecipes. Sometimes I wonder why I even buy cookbooks anymore. Do you also get many recipes right off the internet? I find sooo many that way.

I'm going to try to post more often but I seem to always say that lately. Sometimes though, life gets in the way. Know what I mean? Right now life is getting in the way and not in a good way either. But I've learned that all things pass and nothing stays the same forever. But sometimes you are dealt a blow you didn't see coming. And it just hits you in the heart.

Anyhow, this is one good recipe and I hope if you make it you enjoy it!

1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons all purpose flour
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
2 lemons, juiced and zested
2 tablespoons butter
4 egg yolks, beaten
1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
4 egg whites
6 tablespoons white sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

To Make Lemon Filling: In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into baked pastry shell.

To Make Meringue: In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until foamy. Add sugar gradually and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, sealing the edges at the crust.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.


Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

wow this looks amazing good for you for perfecting it

Indie.Tea said...

Oo, your grandma must have been a great baker.

Katy ~ said...

Lemon meringue is one of my all time favorites but have been too scarrit to try it because of the meringue. Oh, how I want a piece of your gorgeous gorgeous pie!!!

I'm a big fan of Allrecipes and other sites. And of course, my favorite bloggy friends!


Lynda said...

Wow,I'm drooling here..lemon meringue pie is a favorite of mine! Yours looks wonderful!

Mary said...

This really sounds delicious. I have a special fondness for lemon desserts and I know I'd love this pie. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

The Blonde Duck said...

You're killing me smalls!

Jenn said...

The meringue on there looks wonderful!! And yes, I know what you mean about life getting the way...if I don't write up all my posts for the week over the weekend, forget it, it will not get done!!

Beth said...

I love lemon anything. This looks great!

Bridgett ~ La Bella Cook said...

I actually use cookbooks more than anything, or from bloggers. I am glad that you perfected this recipe as it looks so scrumptious!

Cheryl said...

OMG I have been wanting to make one of these forever, I love Lemon Meringue Pie! I hope whatever is going on passes soon for you...

Katherine Aucoin said...

This is my all time favorite pie...wow you have me drooling!

The Blonde Duck said...

This looks fabulous!

Pam said...

Yum - my favorite pie. It looks fantastic.

Monica H said...

This looks so good. I haven't had much of a sweet tooth lately, but citrus is still something the baby and I both like :-)