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Lemon Pie in Meringue Shell Recipe
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Lemon Pie in Meringue Shell Recipe

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A delicious and different dessert, this lemon pie is a part of all our family's special occasions. Typically, I prepare it the day before and refrigerate overnight. Still, its sunny yellow filling and creamy topping make me want to dive right in.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 286 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 147 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a small bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Spread onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the egg yolks, lemon juice and peel, salt and remaining sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Cool to room temperature without stirring.
  3. Fold half of the whipped cream into lemon filling; spread into meringue shell. Top with remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Lemon Pie in Meringue Shell in Country Woman November/December 2005, p29

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 286 calories, 14 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 147 mg cholesterol, 73 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 3 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2013

Going to have to find a better way to thicken the filling. I have made pies for 45 yrs., and like many ot the others, couldn't get it to thicken properly. Good taste, but just too runny.

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Reviewed Mar. 13, 2012

This is wonderful. What agreat twist, and no heavy crust

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2008

absolutly delis !!I sent and gave a copy to my family and friends.Elli

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Reviewed Sep. 25, 2008

absolutly delis !! I sent and gave a copy to all my family and friends. Elli

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Reviewed Jul. 2, 2008

How much sugar are you supposed to add to which part?

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