Introduction: Fluffy Lemon Pie

This recipe dates from the early 1900s and is a twist on the well-known lemon meringue pie.

-4 eggs, separated
-1 cup sugar
-1 T cornstarch
-1/8 t. Salt
-1 T water
-2 t. Grated lemon peel
-5 T lemon juice
-1 9" baked pie crust

*if desired, increase the lemon components

Step 1: Lemon Mixture

Combine slightly beaten egg yolks, 1/2 cup sugar, cornstarch, lemon rind, lemon juice, salt and water. Cook over boiling water 15 about minutes, stirring constantly until thick.

Step 2: Meringue

Beat remaining 1/2 cup sugar into stiffly beaten egg whites.

Step 3: Combine

Fold lemon mixture into meringue. Pour into baked pie shell and bake for 15 minutes in oven at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. (Or until delicately browned)

To avoid burning the crust's edges try covering them with foil.


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