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(perfect) Lemon meringue Pie

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this is my first ever instructable so i hope it works well.
FYI, the only kind of odd thing i used in making this pie was a food processor, its not essential but it saves a great deal of time
 
 
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Step 1: Get all your stuff

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ingredients:
quite a bit of flour
a good bit of sugar
a little of the sticky brown sugar
a block of butter
8 eggs
4 lemons

tools:
knife
whisk
2 bowls
a cup
tart/pie mould
spoon
saucepan
cooker

(optional but VERY useful)
food processor
scales
cling film / plastic wrap
lemon juicer

Step 2: Shortbread base

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1part sugar
2parts Butter
3parts Flour

that means if youre measuring with cups its a cup of sugar, 2cups butter, 3cups flour.
i use 100g/3.5oz of suggar and i have a little leftover to put in the freezer for shortbread biscuits

step 1:
put dry ingredients in the processor and blitz.

step 2:
little by little add the butter until you get the right consistency, wet enough to stay together but dry enough to crumble in your fingers.

step 3:
pour the crumbs into the mould and press into place

step4 (optional)
put the remaining shortbread into plastic wrap, flatten out and put in the freezer. this can be used in at a future time to make shortbread biscuits, just remove from the freezer, cut (while still frozen and put into a preheated over at 180C / 350F / Gas 4 for about 10 mins

Step 3: Extracting lemon juice

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step 1:
one at a time take a lemon and cut it

step 2: (optional)
arrange the lemons in a smiley face and txt the pic to a friend to brighten their day "when life gives you lemons, make a smiley face!)

step 3
use the juicer / a fork  / the head of a wooden spoon to get the juice from all the lemons
I can taste it, just from your pictures!
bobcash1 year ago
I can't wait to try your recipe! I love lemon pie! I like to add chopped pecans to my lemon pie crust to add a little dimension, smooth, creamy & nutty/crunchy
I don't think I've had lemon meringue pie and you sure make it look delicious! Maybe I'll be able to find time to make it this season :D
bazzad81 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
cheers, let me know how it turns out
You should enter this into the Thanksgiving Challenge!