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Lemon Meringue Pie

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  Baked pastry shell 1
  Egg whites 3
  Sugar 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Cornstarch 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  All purpose flour 3 Tablespoon
  Water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Egg yolk 1
  Margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Finely shredded lemon peel 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Yellow food coloring 2 Drop
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)

Prepare Baked Pastry Shell as directed.
Place egg whites in a medium mixing bowl and let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
For filling, in a heavy medium saucepan combine the 1 1/4 cups sugar, cornstarch and flour.
Gradually stir in water.
Cook and stir over medium-high heat till mixture is thickened and bubbly.
Reduce the heat.
Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
Remove from the heat.
In a small bowl beat the egg yolk lightly with a fork.
Gradually stir about 1 cup of the hot filling into the yolk and then return to remaining mixture in saucepan; bring to a gentle boil.
Cook and stir for 2 minutes more.
Remove from heat.
Stir in margarine and lemon peel.
Gradually stir in lemon juice and if desired, food coloring; gently mix well.
Cover saucepan; set aside.
For meringue, combine egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar.
Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed about 1 minute or till soft peaks form (tips curl).
Gradually add the 1/3 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high speed about 4 minutes more or till mixture forms stiff, glossy peaks and sugar dissolves.
Pour hot filling into Baked Pastry Shell.
Immediately spread meringue over hot pie filling, carefully sealing to edge of pastry to prevent shrinkage.
Bake in a 350° oven for 15 minutes or till meringue is golden.
Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour.
Cover and chill for 3 to 6 hours before serving.
Refrigerate any leftover pie

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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2898 Calories from Fat 148

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 94 g144.9%

Saturated Fat 3.6 g18.2%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 185.1 mg61.7%

Sodium 162.2 mg6.8%

Total Carbohydrates 499 g166.3%

Dietary Fiber 2.7 g10.7%

Sugars 319.8 g

Protein 33 g66.4%

Vitamin A 15.5% Vitamin C 78.5%

Calcium 5.3% Iron 16.2%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe