Tuesday, February 22, 2011

When life gives you lemons... You make lemon pie!!!

Lemon Meringue Pie
1 cup of sugar
4 tbs corn starch
1 1/2 cups of cold water
3 egg yolks, slightly beaten
1 lemon's grated rind
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tb butter
1 baked pastry shell
3 egg whites
1/3 cup sugar

1.  In a pot: stir together sugar and corn starch.
2.  Gradually stir in water until smooth.
3.  Add egg yolks.  Stir constantly bringing to a boil and boil for 1 minute.
4.  Remove from heat.
5.  Stir in lemon rind, lemon juice, and butter.  Cool.
6.  Pour into pastry shell.
7.  Beat egg whites until foamy.  Add 1/3 cup of sugar, 1 tb at a time, beating well after each addition.  Beat until stiff peaks form.
8.  Spread meringue around edge and then centre.
9.  Bake in 350F oven for 15 minutes.

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