Monday, June 21

Father's Day Lemon Meringue Pie

For Father's Day, I asked my dad what he wanted me to bake, and he said a Lemon Meringue Pie! So that’s what I made him. Now I am not the biggest fan of Lemon Meringue, but I'd have to say that this pie was delicious! It will be a recipe that I will want to make again! I found the recipe bellow at

1 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups water
2 lemons, juiced and zested
2 tablespoons butter
4 egg yolks, beaten
1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked
4 egg whites
6 tablespoons white sugar

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. To Make Lemon Filling: In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into baked pastry shell.

3. To Make Meringue: In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until foamy. Add sugar gradually, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, sealing the edges at the crust.

4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.

Fresh out of the oven!

Now I did have a little trouble with the Meringue. I had to make it twice. The first time it was really soupy, and no matter how hard I tried, it never formed peaks. I attempted the Meringue again, this time making sure that I had peaks before I added any sugar. It turned out a lot better than the first, but it still wasn’t want I wanted. All in all it still looked really nice and I extremely happy with the way it turned out.

The best part.. Eating the pie!


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