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Lemon Meringue Pie by theresahelmer Lemon Meringue Pie by theresahelmer
This classic pie is always a huge hit when i serve it. I made the individual size so my daughter can take them with her (for easy packing). Enjoy!

These lemons were picked from one of my lemon trees!


:bulletgreen: Ingredients for Pie Crust

1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling dough
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) cold unsalted butter, cut into pieces
2 tablespoons ice water, plus 2 more, if needed

:bulletgreen: Directions

In a food processor, pulse flour, salt, and sugar several times to combine. Add butter. Pulse until mixture resembles coarse meal, with just a few pea-size pieces remaining.

Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons ice water. Pulse until dough is crumbly but holds together when squeezed with fingers (if needed, add up to 2 tablespoons more ice water, 1 tablespoon at a time). Do not over process.

Turn dough out onto a work surface; form dough into a 3/4-inch-thick disk. Wrap tightly in plastic, and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour.

Before baking, unwrap dough; place on a large piece of floured waxed paper. Roll dough to a 14-inch round. Using paper, lift and wrap dough around rolling pin (discarding paper); carefully unroll over a 9-inch pie plate. Gently fit into bottom and up sides of plate.

Trim overhang to 1 inch; fold overhang under itself. Pinch between thumb and forefinger to make a uniform edge around the rim. Crimp edge; refrigerate until chilled, about 1 hour.

:bulletgreen: Ingredients for pie

1 cup cold water
1/4 cup corn startch
8 large eggs, whites only
2/3 cups sugar
1/4 teaspoon coarse salt

:bulletgreen: Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fit a homemade or store-bought pie crust into a 9-inch pie plate; line crust with parchment paper and fill with dried beans or pie weights. Bake until crust is lightly browned, about 45 minutes. Carefully lift and remove paper with pie weights and let crust cool.

Prepare Lemon Curd through step 1. Whisk together 1 cup cold water and 1/4 cup cornstarch add to lemon mixture along with butter in step 2 and continue as directed. Do not chill curd; pour directly into cooled crust and smooth top. Refrigerate until chilled and set, 3 hours (or up to 1 day).

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine egg whites, sugar and salt. Using an electric mixer, beat on medium-high until stiff peaks form. Pile meringue on pie, making sure it touches the crust all around. Bake until meringue begins to brown, 8 to 10 minutes.




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BoufuuuNieru Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Mhhh... Thanks for the lesson! My favorite cake, or at least  one of them. Love it so much, feel so hungry just looking at this *-* ... Yet, i doubt i could make something edible to eat...
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MadokaStar Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
How do you prepare the lemon curd? Is that step up there, I see "through step 1" but it must be me, cause I don't see it ):
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myanko92 Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2014
You have lemon trees!??  So awesome!!  The pie looks so good, and, as always, the backgrounds match perfectly!!  It's so classy and bright-looking!  I love it!  ^v^
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radia-dz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great I ♥ it
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Hug
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much ~Theresa
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BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
my fave dessert!!! i bet when your kids were going to school they had the best lunches than any other child there!!!!
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
hehehe, you are right (although i hate to sound boastful...), i love my kids, what can i say? they do not eat store-bought cookies, because they know mom's cookies are so much better and all their friends are always here eating with us and i like that (because they are in a loving home, a mom who will never hurt a child)
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BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
sounds like they had such wonderful childhoods!!!!
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
As a mom, my job is to love them from the moment they were born, outside of that are bonuses for us all...specially cookies/cakes and their fav - grilled cheese sandwiches
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BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
thats so true!!!
with my daughter being away,which has been 2 months now..my son has been getting alot of his fave foods...homemade fries, hamburgers, spahgetti.....
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Professional Photographer
Conclusion - we are awesome...lol
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:iconblueivyviolet:
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
lol...:iconyeeplz: for being awesome!!!!
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suziegon Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Love the colours and arrangement!
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Meeowy Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
oh my favorite :heart:
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Colorgasmatic Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm drooling while looking at this...must be due to being a lemon pie. Lemons make me drooly everytime. Drool
This sure looks like a tasty treat for me. (^v^) ~♪
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XxDarkanimexX Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Question how do u put pics in your comments?
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BlackTigress-TLB Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
That looks very good..Lemon Meringue is my fav. kind of pie.

But..I'm curious...What are those little yellow, black and white square things in the middle right area..? Looks like candy.
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
They are candies from New Zealand 
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BlackTigress-TLB Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm..Mmkay. :)
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BANA-GONGCHAN Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
That looks delicious! 
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thegreenyeun95 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Mmm, tasty. ^^
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:iconxandimus:
Xandimus Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013   General Artist
the swrily treat
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:iconj-skipper:
J-Skipper Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Yum!
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Creativeness Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013   General Artist
what a cute little pie :)
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yaminekoyami Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Looks yummy~! :3
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PyroAnubis Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Looks delicious; beautiful presentation, as well!
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JanexJaneway Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I am slobbering right now XD
This recipe looks, sounds and (most definitely will be) tasty!
I'm so gonna make this (Or well try to, I have bad luck when it comes to making pies :P), thanks for sharing! :3
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chibi-demon-angel694 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Delicious! :D
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ItisjustYuna Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Looks yummi *w*
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hazeltopaz Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Mmmmm.... Looks so good..... :p
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:iconnariesu:
nariesu Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Omg that sounds AND looks good XD
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fluffnuffs Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
mmmmm
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fluffnuffs Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
wow that sounds so amazing except NO THANK YOU
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kazenezumi Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
THAT LOOKS SO YUMMY!!! I want some!!!:happybounce: :happybounce: Heart Heart Heart 
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MLR19 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely gorgeous^^ Im drooling^^
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you my friend
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:iconmlr19:
MLR19 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Always a pleasure^^
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Shirley-Agnew-Art Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
That looks yummy and I love the photograph too. I really like all the yellow and green details you have added! :-)
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shingworks Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Are you sure those are lemon flowers?
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Ps. Picked rather. This iPad suck ass, it doesn't tell me when the word needs corrections
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:icontheresahelmer:
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Lol, you are too funny, i promise you those are REAL lemon flowers!! I believe I showed them to you right after i pcked them from our garden while you were lying on the couch playing your video game! 

Meow!
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Poruo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
This looks pretty difficult but it looks SO GOOD I HAVE TO TRY 
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Dwarfman0 Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
Mate that looks frakin' awesome. I work doing breakfast and lunch at a pattisserie and I think if I showed that to my pastry chef he'd be green with envy. Very well done!
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Professional Photographer
Can you? I would love to know his feedback, thank you
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Dwarfman0 Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Hmm...I don't have a colour printer and my phone lacks appropriate internets. Tell you what, no promises but Ill see what I can do!
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theresahelmer Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013  Professional Photographer
Well, if you could take a look of your initial comment, you mentioned if you showed this to your pastry chef, he would be green with envy...I don't quite understand with your current reply...tell you what, you are off the hook, no need to ask for his opinion, I know for a fact that I did a good job here.

Thank you very much and again I am glad you liked it
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