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Old Fashioned Lemon Meringue Pie

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Ingredients
  Sugar 1 3⁄4 Cup (28 tbs) (Adjust Quantity As Needed)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Cornstarch 6 Tablespoon
  Boiling water 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Lemon 1 , rind grated
  Butter/Margarine 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Eggs 3 , separated
  Fresh lemon juice 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1/2 Cup Plus 1 Teaspoon)
  Pastry 1 , baked (For 1 Crust 9 Inch Pie)
Directions

Mix 1 1/4 cups sugar, the salt, and cornstarch.
Add water and lemon rind.
Cook until thickened, stirring; simmer for 10 minutes.
Add butter, but do not stir.
Gradually stir into egg yolks mixed with 1/2 cup lemon juice.
Strain into baked pastry shell.
Bake in preheated hot oven (400°F.) for 10 minutes.
Beat egg whites with remaining lemon juice until stiff.
Gradually add 6 tablespoons sugar and beat until very stiff.
Pile lightly on pie, and spread to edge.
Reduce heat to slow (325°F.) and bake for 18 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
French
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Pie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian
Ingredient: 
Lemon
Preparation Time: 
20 Minutes
Cook Time: 
30 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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