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Lemon Meringue Pie



  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. In a non-reactive saucepan combine first listed sugar, water, cornstarch, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt. Whisk to a boil.
  3. In a separate bowl whisk egg yolks and milk. Gradually add about 5-6 tablespoon of above-boiled mixture and whisk quickly.
  4. Pour egg yolk mixture into saucepan and whisk to a boil. Remove from heat when mixture is thickened like mayonnaise and makes thick bubbles, about 1-2 minutes. 
  5. Add butter and stir in. Pour into pie shell and set aside. Do not cover with plastic wrap or refrigerate at this point.
  6. Whip egg whites, cream of tartar, and remaining sugar to stiff peaks.
  7. Spread onto pie ensuring that meringue has been spread onto the pie shell. (This keeps the meringue from sliding around.)
  8. Place pie in the oven until meringue is golden brown, about 8-10 minutes.
Dixie Crystals Insight

For an extra tart result, increase the lemon juice to a total of 8 tablespoons.