- 1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup butter, melted
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1-1/2 cups buttermilk
- 3 large egg yolks
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
- 3 large egg whites
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 6 tablespoons sugar
- Combine the cracker crumbs, sugar and butter; press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until crust is lightly browned. Cool on a wire rack.
- For filling, in a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in buttermilk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat to low; cook and stir for 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir 1 cup of hot mixture into egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in butter. Gently stir in lemon juice and peel. Pour hot filling into pastry shell.
- For meringue, in a small mixing bowl, beat the egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Spread over hot filling, sealing edges to crust.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour; refrigerate for 1-2 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
Sweet White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.
Reviews for Buttermilk Lemon Meringue Pie
"I have to say this is the best lemon pie I have ever had!!!!! Just the right amount of sweet/tart!!! I used a prepared graham cracker crust to save some time, and the filling was so easy to prepare!!! Will make this again for sure!!"
"I prepared this pie and had given it to a neighbor of my Mom's. The adjustments I'd made was stirring the entire hot mixture into egg yolks, stirring constantly. I did pour into baked crust just before topping with the meringue and baked just 15 minutes until golden brown. This recipe is definitely a keeper! Thank you, Ellen Riley! delowenstein"