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Lemon Meringue Pie

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Ingredients
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Boiling water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Cornstarch 6 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon peel 1 Tablespoon
  Egg yolks 3 , slightly beaten
  Baked 9 inch pastry shell 1
  Egg whites 3
  Sugar 6 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Preheat the oven to 450°F.

MAKING
2) In a 4-cup glass measure, add the butter, water, 1 1/2 cups sugar and salt, cook in the microwave for 3 to 4 minutes, stir in between until the sugar is dissolved.
3) In a bowl, blend the cornstarch in 3 tablespoons water, stir into the sugar mixture and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stir after each minute.
4) Stir in the lemon peel and 1/3 cup lemon juice, mix well.
5) Gradually stir in the egg yolks and cook the mixture for 3 to 4 minutes, stir after each minute.
6) In a pie shell, cool and pour the egg mixture.
7) Stiffly beat the egg whites with an electric mixer, beat further gradually adding 6 tablespoons sugar, until rounded peaks are formed.
8) Beat in 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice, evenly spread the meringue over the cooked filling and seal the edges of pie shell.
9) Bake in the preheated conventional oven at 450°F for 5 to 6 minutes or until lightly browned.

SERVING
10) Slice and serve in individual serving plates.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Microwaving
Dish: 
Pie
Ingredient: 
Lemon
Interest: 
Gourmet
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
17 Minutes
Ready In: 
37 Minutes
Servings: 
8

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