Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentine's Day & Lemon Meringue Pie

Happy Valentines Day! Hope you all had a wonderful on this day celebrating love :) Randy had the day off so made us baby back ribs for supper which were Amazing! And I made him his favorite dessert, lemon meringue pie! I found this recipe allrecipes.com, called "Grandma"s Lemon Meringue Pie" and have made it a couple times now...

Here's the recipe:

1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp flour
3 Tbsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1 1/2 cup water
2 lemons, juiced & zested
2 Tbsp butter
4 egg yolks, beaten

1 9 inch pie crust ( I used the pie crust recipe I posted previously on my turkey pot pie post) you do need to pre-bake the crust for this recipe

4 egg whites
6 Tbsp sugar

1) pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F
2) to make lemon filling: in a medium sauce pan, whisk together 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice & zest. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring consistently until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into baked pastry shell.
3) to make meringue: in a large glass or metal bowl ( I use my mixer) whip egg whites until foamy. Add sugar gradually, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, sealing the edges at the crust.
4) bake in pre-heated oven for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.
Serves 8

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