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Creamy Buttermilk Lemon Pie

Helen Ordemann from Washington, Illinois is proud to serve this creamy lemon pie with a light meringue topping. You'll find it's hard to resist a slice...and it cuts beautifully, too.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Bake: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 6 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • MERINGUE:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, combine sugar and flour. Gradually stir in buttermilk and water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, about 4 minutes. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat.
  • Stir in a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice and butter until butter is melted. Keep warm.
  • In a small bowl, beat the egg whites on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high just until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved.
  • Pour the hot filling into pastry shell. Spread meringue evenly over hot filling, sealing edges to crust. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour; refrigerate for at least 5 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 slice: 362 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 95mg cholesterol, 217mg sodium, 57g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

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  • hemstewart
    May 2, 2010

    Delicous!