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Lemon Meringue Pie

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Not too tart, not too sweet; just right! This lemon meringue pie is as tasty as it is easy to make - so stop using the mix in the box, and try it from scratch.
Ingredients
  Granulated sugar 260 Gram (1 1/4 cups)
  Cornstarch 66 Gram (6 tablespoons)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Water 500 Milliliter (2 cups)
  Egg yolks 4 , beaten
  Lemon zest 1 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 125 Milliliter (1/2 cup (3-5 lemons))
  Butter 43 Gram (3 tablespoons)
  Deep dish pie shell 1 (Blind baked 9" deep)
For meringue
  Egg whites 5 (at room temperature)
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Instant dissolving sugar 45 Gram (1/3 cup, fruit sugar)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Preheat oven to 400 degree F or 200 degree C.

MAKING
2. In a pot, mix cornstarch, sugar, salt, and water. Place the pot over medium-high heat, stir constantly and bring it to a boil.
3. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 3 minutes, still stirring.
4. Remove the pot from heat, temper the egg yolks and then whisk back into the pot. Cook over medium heat, still stirring for another 2 minutes.
5. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and butter. Mix well and set aside.

For Meringue:
6. In a bowl, combine egg whites with cream of tartar. Beat until soft peaks form.
7. Gradually add sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

FINALIZING
8. Into blind baked 9-inch pie shell, pour the filling.
9. While the filling is still hot, pile the meringue on top, starting at edge, making sure that they touch the crust.
10. Spread it over filling making peaks.
11. Pop in oven and bake for 5 to 6 minutes until meringue peaks are golden. Let cool on a rack.

SERVING
12. Cut in slices and serve!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Dessert
Taste: 
Sweet
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Interest: 
Holiday, Party
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Egg, Lemon
Preparation Time: 
25 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
10

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 214 Calories from Fat 52

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 6 g8.9%

Saturated Fat 3 g14.9%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 83.3 mg27.8%

Sodium 131.6 mg5.5%

Total Carbohydrates 39 g13%

Dietary Fiber 0.47 g1.9%

Sugars 31 g

Protein 3 g5.5%

Vitamin A 3.9% Vitamin C 12.8%

Calcium 1.3% Iron 1.7%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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