Homemade Meringue Lemon Pie

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this tangy and delicious Homemade Meringue Lemon Pie recipe! 🍋🥧👨‍🍳

Ingredients:

  • 1 pre-made 9 inch pie crust
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C). Bake the pie crust according to package instructions and let it cool.
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together the 1 1/4 cups of sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
  3. Gradually whisk in the water until the mixture is smooth.
  4. Cook the mixture over medium heat, whisking constantly, until it thickens and comes to a boil.
  5. Boil the mixture for 1 minute, then remove it from the heat.
  6. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks until smooth.
  7. Gradually whisk in the hot sugar mixture, whisking constantly.
  8. Return the mixture to the saucepan and cook over medium heat, whisking constantly, until it thickens again.
  9. Remove the mixture from the heat and stir in the lemon juice, butter, and lemon zest.
  10. Pour the mixture into the cooled pie crust.
  11. In a separate bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar on high speed until soft peaks form.
  12. Gradually add the 1/2 cup of sugar, beating until stiff peaks form.
  13. Spread the meringue over the lemon filling, making sure to spread it all the way to the edges of the crust.
  14. Bake the pie for 10-12 minutes or until the meringue is lightly browned.
  15. Let the pie cool completely before slicing and serving.
  16. Enjoy this delicious Homemade Meringue Lemon Pie! 🍋🥧😋
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