Best Lemon Pie

Ingredients :

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar

Directions

  • In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch, flour and salt. Gradually stir in water.
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly.
  • Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat.
  • Gradually stir 1 cup of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to saucepan. Bring to boil.
  • Cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. Stir in the butter, lemon juice and zest until smooth. Pour into pastry shell. In a bowl, beat egg whites and salt until stiff but not dry peaks are formed.
  • Gradually beat in sugar until soft peaks form.
  • Spread over pie, sealing edges to pastry.
  • Bake at 350° for 12-15 minutes or until meringue is golden.
  • Cool. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.
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