Taste the sweetness of life by eating this awesome Lemon Meringue Pie! I love how perfectly the flavors incorporate with each other. I usually let the crust toast a little. I think it doesn’t get any better than a slightly toasted crust. Feel free to add more amounts of the ingredients if you feel like it. Give this one a try today and surprise your family and friends with the amazing taste of this pie. Enjoy!
1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
2 lemons, juiced and zest
2 tablespoons butter
4 egg yolks, beaten
1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
4 egg whites
6 tablespoons white sugar
HOW TO MAKE HOMEMADE LEMON MERINGUE PIE
Step 1: Ready the oven and preheat to 350 degrees.
In making the Lemon Filling:
Step 1: Add flour, cornstarch, salt, and 1 cup of sugar in a medium saucepan. Whisk until well-mixed.
Step 2: Pour the water, lemon juice, lemon zest. Stir until well blended.
Step 3: Place the saucepan on the stove and turn the heat to medium-high. Stir and bring to a boil.
Step 4: Add the butter and continue to stir until melted.
Step 5: Crack the eggs and set aside the whites.
Step 6: In a small mixing bowl, add the egg yolks and whisk in a 1/2 cup of hot sugar. Transfer the mixture into the rest of the sugar mixture.
Step 7: Allow the mixture to boil and stir until the texture becomes thick.
Step 8: Turn off the heat and transfer into a baked pastry shell.
In making the Meringue:
Step 1: Place the egg whites into a large metal or glass mixing bowl. Beat until it becomes foamy and creamy.
Step 2: Add in a little amount of sugar at a time and whisk until it forms a stiff peak.
Step 3: Add the meringue on top of the pie and spread it evenly. Cover all the edges of the crust.
Step 4: Place inside the preheated oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the color of the meringue turns golden brown.
Step 5: Remove from the oven and let it sit on a wire rack to cool for at least 10 minutes.
Step 6: Serve warm and enjoy!