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.