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Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie

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Who wants dessert? This week Rebecca shows you how to make a delicious Lemon Meringue Pie from scratch. This quick and easy dessert recipe is sure to impress all of your family and friends.
  All purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Crisco 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Pinch
  Water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Egg yolks 3
  Cornstarch 7 Tablespoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Hot water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Juice of lemon 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Butter 2 Tablespoon
  Egg whites 3
  Lemon juice 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 6 Tablespoon

1. Preheat the oven to 420 degree F.

2. To make the crust combine flour and Crisco in food processor, and pulse until coarse crumbs form.
3. Add baking soda and salt to food processor and with food processor running add water.
4. Mix dough just until combined.
5. Turn out dough onto lightly floured surface, roll out and place into 9 inch pie plate.
6. Prick pie crust with fork, cover with foil and add pie weights.
7. Bake at in the preheated oven for 10 min.
8. To make the lemon curd separate eggs and whisk egg yolks until slightly foamy and set aside.
9. In a heavy saucepan combine sugar, cornstarch, salt and water.
10. Cook over medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes, stirring constantly, until thickened and clear.
11. Remove from heat.
12. Add 1/4 cup of hot mixture to egg yolks stir to combine and then add back into hot mixture.
13. Cook on Low for 6 minutes while stirring constantly.
14. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice and butter.
15. To make the meringue combine egg whites and lemon juice in a bowl and beat until foamy.
16. Add sugar to foamy egg whites one tablespoon at a time.
17. Beat until smooth glossy peaks form.
18. Add lemon curd to par-baked crust, top with meringue making sure that meringue touches the crust all the way around.
19. Bake at 400 degrees F for 7 to 10 minutes until peaks of meringue are browned.
20. Take it out and let it cool.

21. Serve warm or chilled.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
White Wheat Flour
Cook Time: 
35 Minutes
If you want to prepare a good pie from scratch, watch this recipe video of Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie. This recipe teaches you to make a gourmet pie and a simple pie crust. Give it a try and, you and your family will love it!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 321 Calories from Fat 159

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 17 g26.9%

Saturated Fat 5.7 g28.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 77.5 mg25.8%

Sodium 273.8 mg11.4%

Total Carbohydrates 37 g12.3%

Dietary Fiber 0.6 g2.4%

Sugars 11.8 g

Protein 4 g7.6%

Vitamin A 3.6% Vitamin C 12.2%

Calcium 2% Iron 5.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe Video