Nothing tastes better than a wonderful lemon meringue pie.....Especially when it is made with fresh squeezed lemon juice!
Prepare a pie shell and bake it!
Ingredients for pie are as follows:
1 1/3 cups of sugar, 4 Tb cornstarch, 1 Tb flour, 1/2 cup cold water, 1 1/2 cups of separate water ready boil, 4 egg yolks slightly beaten, 2 Tb butter, 1 Tb grated lemon rind, 1/3 cup lemon juice
For the meringue you will need 4 egg whites, 1/4 tsp cream of tartar and 1/2 cup sugar
Combine the 1 1/3 cups of sugar, the cornstarch,
the flour and cold water in amedium size saucepan and blend them together until smooth. Stir in the boiling water and cook stirring constantly
until the mixture begins to bubble and is thick. Simmer about 2 minutes and keeping stirring to keep from burning! Remove from heat....
Now blend about 1/2 of this hot mixutre into the egg yolks and return all to saucepan and cook about 2 minutes. Remove again and add butter, lemon rind and juice and stir through well. Set aside to cool slightly. Stir to let out steam and help cooling.
Meanwhile, beat the egg whites with the cream of tartar in a medium size bowl. Slowly add 1/2 cup sugar and continue beating still stiff.
Pour the pie filling in the shell and spread egg white meringue on top. Put in the preheated oven of 400 degrees for about 8 minutes - watch for browning. Cool on a rack - when cool refrigerate for several hours.