Holiday Recipes: Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie
An example of a lemon meringue pie, this one half eaten. Photo credit to Rob Ireton on Flickr.
If pumpkin is too autumn-themed, but peppermint is too cliche, try Grandma’s Lemon Meringue Pie. It is a classic year-round, without being too ever present in the winter season. This pie also serves up to eight people, like the Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake, and will take approximately 40 minutes to complete.
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 2 lemons, juiced and zested
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 4 egg yolks, beaten
- 1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
- 4 egg whites
- 6 tablespoons white sugar
Directions: Prep 30m, Cook 10m, Ready in 40m
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
- To Make Lemon Filling: In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into baked pastry shell.
- To Make Meringue: In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until foamy. Add sugar gradually, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, sealing the edges at the crust.
- Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.
Original recipe credit to Emilie S. on Allrecipes.