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Perfect Pie

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The Perfect Pie recipe appeals to everyone who hasn't yet got their pies right! Extremely simple and appetizingly inviting, try out this recipe for your Perfect Pie and feel proud about your culinary skills!
Ingredients
  Eggs 4 , separated
  Cream of tartar 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs) (Divided)
  Lemon juice 3 Tablespoon
  Grated lemon rind 1 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Heavy cream 1 Pint
Directions

Beat egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff.
Add 1 cup of the sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating well after each addition.
Continue beating until stiff and glossy.
Line bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie plate with this mixture.
Bake in a low oven (275° F) about 1 hour or until lightly browned.
Cool.
Beat egg yolks slightly.
Stir in remaining sugar, lemon juice, lemon rind and salt.
Cook in top of double boiler, over boiling water, until very thick.
Remove from heat and cool.
Whip 1 cup of the cream until stiff.
Fold into cooked egg mixture.
Fill meringue shell.
Chill in refrigerator 24 hours before serving.
Just before serving top with 1 cup cream, whipped.
Makes one 9-inch pie.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Interest: 
Party

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