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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...
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 ):
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^
radia-dz Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great I ♥ it
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Professional Photographer
Morphine-Cloud Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
theresahelmer Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you so much ~Theresa
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!!!!
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)
BlueIvyViolet Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
sounds like they had such wonderful childhoods!!!!
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