Desserts, Pies and Tarts

Lemon Meringue Pie


1-1/2 cups sugar
3 Tbsp cornstarch
3 Tbsp flour
dash salt
1-1/2 cups hot water
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
2 Tbsp butter
1/2 tsp grated lemon peel
1/3 cup lemon juice
9″ baked pie crust
Meringue (see below)

Directions: In a glass bowl, combine sugar, cornstarch, flour and salt. Gradually add hot water, stirring constantly. Microwave in 1-2 minute increments until boiling and thickened.
Stir small amounts of hot mixture into eggs, then return to hot mixture. Return to boiling in microwave. Add butter and lemon peel. Add lemon juice. Mix well. Pour into pie crust. Spread meringue over filling. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool before serving

Meringue ingredients:

3 egg whites
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cream of tarter
6 Tbsp sugar

Meringue directions:

Beat egg whites at high speed with vanilla and cream of tarter until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff, glossy peaks form and sugar is dissolved.