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Recipe for family meals :

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

This recipe comes from Recipes in The Mail and was submitted by Emilie S.


1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
2 lemons, juiced and zested
2 tablespoons butter
4 egg yolks, beaten
1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
4 egg whites
6 tablespoons white sugar


Preheat oven to 350ºF (175ºC).

To Make Lemon Filling:

  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice and lemon 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 constantly until thick.
  • Remove from heat. Pour filling into baked pastry shell.

To Make Meringue:

  • In a large glass or metal bowl, 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.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.

Makes 1 x 9 inch pie