Prep Time 45m
Cook Time 35m
Ready Time 200m
Yield One 9-inch pie 8 servings

    • 1 1/2 cups sugar
    • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 1 1/2 cups water
    • 4 large egg yolks, beaten
    • 2 tablespoons butter
    • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
    • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
    • 1/2 cup sugar, divided
    • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
    • 1/2 cup water
    • 4 large egg whites
    • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
    Preparation Directions
    • Step 1Heat oven to 425°F. Prepare single pie crust according to recipe directions, using 9-inch pie plate. Flute top edge of crust. Prick bottom and sides of crust with fork. Bake for 17 to 19 minutes or until golden.
    • Step 2Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
    • Step 3For Filling: WHISK sugar, cornstarch, salt and water in medium saucepan on medium, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Pour 1/3 of hot mixture into beaten eggs. Mix well. Return egg mixture to saucepan. Bring mixture to boil stirring constantly. Boil one minute. Remove from heat. Add butter, lemon peel and lemon juice. Stir until smooth. Pour into baked pie crust.
    • Step 4For Meringue: STIR 2 tablespoons sugar, cornstarch and water in small saucepan until cornstarch dissolves. Cook and stir on medium heat until mixture is clear. Remove from heat. Cool. Beat egg whites and vanilla in medium bowl with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining 6 tablespoons sugar, 1 tablespoon at time. Beat well after each addition. Mix in cooled cornstarch mixture and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Spread over lemon filling covering completely, sealing to edge of crust. Bake 12 to 15 minutes or until meringue is golden. Cool. Refrigerate.
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