Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
This from scratch homemade lemon meringue pie recipe is much easier than you would think.
Lemon pie is so refreshing.
It is light enough to be served after a heavier meal and not too sweet.
Whisk the yolks in a separate bowl. Whisk in 1/2 cup of the hot mixture bit by bit, then whisk the yolk mixture into the saucepan. Let the filling return to a gentle boil and cook for 3 more minutes, stirring continuously. Turn off the heat. Add the lemon zest, lemon juice and the butter. Stir until it is smooth and let cool slightly.
Pour the cooled lemon mixture into a baked pie or tart shell and chill until set.
For the Lemon Pie Meringue:
Whip 2 egg whites and add sugar to taste part way through. Whites should be at room temperature to whip. Whip until firm peaks form when you pull out a spoon. Spoon over lemon pie. Bake at 350 degrees until the top is browned. Watch carefully so it doesn't burn.
Makes 6 servings.
For Lemon Tart
A straight sided tart shell looks beautiful for this. Decorate with fresh raspberries or raspberries and thin slices of lemon.
Nutritional Analysis Per Serving
Calories 415; Calories from Fat 173; Total Fat 19.2g; Saturated Fat 7.3g; Cholesterol 155mg; Sodium 422mg; Total Carbohydrates 57.3g; Dietary Fiber 0.7g; Sugars 34.0g; Protein 5.1g; Vitamin A 7%; Vitamin C 18%; Calcium 2%; Iron 7%
(Percentages based on a 2000 calorie per day diet)
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The filling is also referred to as lemon curd and looks beautiful in a straight sided crust garnished with fresh berries for a fresh lemon tart recipe.
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