Thursday, February 19, 2009

Old Fashioned Lemon Meringue Pie

This was before DH got ahold of it.
This is after!

This is a wonderful, old-fashion, and frugal recipe. I got it from an old "Smoky Mountain Cookbook" that I found at the Goodwill. It is a treasure!

1 baked pie shell

1 c sugar
1/4 t salt
5 T cornstarch
2 c water
3 egg yolks
5 T lemon juice (Yes, fresh! right out of the lemon!)
2 t grated lemon zest
2 T butter
Mix sugar, salt, cornstarch, and water. Whisk together and cook in a double boiler. (I don't have one so I use a big pot and a smaller one and I hold the one over the other.) Continue to stir, when mixture begins to thicken, stir in butter, then lemon juice and zest. Blend well and beat in the egg yolks. Cook for one more minute. Cool slightly before pouring into baked pie shell.

Make meringue with the 3 egg whites, beating until sharp peaks, then add 6 T sugar.
Spread meringue on the lemon filling and sprinkle with 1/2 t lemon zest if desired.
Bake at 350 until lightly browned.
Cool before slicing.

This pie could easily be made for about $1.50!
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Prudent Homemaker said...

Looks yummy!

Donna said...

This pie gives away my location!
Certainly Southern!