Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

This delightful pie is a perfect combination of tangy lemon filling and fluffy meringue topping, all nestled in a buttery, flaky crust. It’s a sweet treat that is sure to impress your friends and family at any summer gathering.

So, let’s dive into the recipe for this delectable Lemon Meringue Pie. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

For the crust:
– 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
– 1/2 cup unsalted butter, chilled and cubed
– 1/4 cup granulated sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1/4 cup ice water

For the filling:
– 1 cup granulated sugar
– 1/4 cup cornstarch
– 1/4 teaspoon salt
– 1 cup water
– 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
– 2 teaspoons lemon zest
– 4 large egg yolks
– 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

For the meringue:
– 4 large egg whites
– 1/2 cup granulated sugar
– 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
– 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Now, let’s get started on making this delicious Lemon Meringue Pie:

1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).

2. For the crust, combine the flour, sugar, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Cut in the butter using a pastry cutter or your hands until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Slowly add the ice water, a tablespoon at a time, until the dough comes together. Shape the dough into a ball, wrap it in plastic wrap, and chill it in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.

3. Roll out the chilled dough on a floured surface to fit a 9-inch pie dish. Press the dough into the dish, trim any excess, and crimp the edges. Prick the bottom of the crust with a fork and bake it for 15-20 minutes, or until it is golden brown. Let it cool while you prepare the filling.

4. For the filling, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in the water, lemon juice, and lemon zest until smooth. Cook the mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and boils. Boil for 1 minute, then remove from heat.

5. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Gradually whisk in a small amount of the hot lemon mixture to temper the eggs. Slowly pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan, whisking constantly. Cook the mixture for an additional 2 minutes, then remove from heat and stir in the butter. Pour the filling into the baked crust.

6. For the meringue, beat the egg whites in a clean, dry mixing bowl until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar and cream of tartar, beating until stiff peaks form. Beat in the vanilla extract.

7. Spread the meringue over the hot lemon filling, sealing it to the edges of the crust. Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to create peaks in the meringue.

8. Bake the pie for 10-15 minutes, or until the meringue is golden brown. Let the pie cool completely before serving.

And there you have it, a delicious Lemon Meringue Pie that is sure to be a hit at any summer gathering. The tangy lemon filling, fluffy meringue topping, and buttery crust combine to create a dessert that is as beautiful as it is delicious.

If you’re a fan of Lemon Meringue Pie, you may also enjoy trying other citrus-based desserts, such as Key Lime Pie or Orange Creamsicle Tart. Keep exploring new recipes and flavors to keep the sweet taste of summer alive all season long.

Source: www.buyaussiestuff.com/category/cooking
Source: www.buyaussiestuff.com/cooking
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