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Perfect Lemon Meringue Pie

Toasted Lemon Meringue Pie

In a saucepan combine -1 cup sugar

31/2 Tablespoons cornstarch

3 T flour1/4 teaspoon salt

11/2 cups water

cook until thickened and add

The zest of two lemons

1/3 cup lemon juice

mix well, remove from heat and add one at a time

3 egg yolks

then, 2 T butter, cut into chunks, once fully incorporated, pour into one cooked pie shell and bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes remove and let cool slightly while preparing meringue.

In a saucepan combine 1/2 cup sugar and 2 T water. Bring to a boil and cook to 236 degrees. While sugar is cooking, begin whipping 4 egg whites with 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar. When the whites are stiff, slowly, and carefully, add the cooked sugar syrup. Continue to whip until very stiff peaks form. Completely cover the pie with meringue, crust to crust. Bake for 10 or so minutes until golden brown. Cool completely before serving. This can take overnight. Good Stuff!

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