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Best Lemon Meringue Pie


Best Lemon Meringue Pie recipe













Low Cholesterol, Trans-fat Free


1 pie shell (9 inch)
½ cup cornstarch
1 ½ cups sugar
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ¾ cups water
1 teaspoon lemon zest
4 large egg yolks
lightly beaten
½ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
4 large egg whites
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
teaspoon salt
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Line pie plate with pastry and bake at 475℉ (246℃) F for 8 minutes. Let cool.

Mix the cornstarch, sugar, and salt thoroughly in a saucepan. Add water and stir until everything is completely dissolved. Cook over medium-low heat until mixture thickens, then add the lemon rind. Cook stirring, for 2 to 3 minutes.

Blend a little of the hot mixture into the beaten egg yolks, then slowly add the yolks to the pan, whisking constantly, then cook, stirring, 2 to 3 minutes over low heat.

Remove pan from heat and mix in lemon juice and butter. Pour into baked pie shell.

Preheat the oven to 350℉ (180℃) (or 325 for a glass pie pan) and beat the egg whites until frothy in a metal bowl.

Add cream of tartar and salt and continue beating, adding sugar about a Tablespoon at a time. Add vanilla and beat at high speed until whites are glossy and peaks hold up.

Spoon the meringue around the edges of the warm pie filling first, then spoon remainder into center. Using a spoon or spatula, spread meringue evenly, then dip lightly across the top to make tiny peaks.

Bake in center rack of oven 12 to 15 minutes, until peaks are lightly touched with brown. Cool to room temperature, then cool at least 2 hours before serving.


One lemon does not make ½ cup of juice - top off the measure with ReaLemon.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 86g (3.0 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 50810% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 4g 18%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 267mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 39%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Sugars g
Protein 0g
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 1% Iron 1%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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