Prep Time 45 min
Cook Time 35 Min
Servings 8 servings
Difficulty Moderate

Ingredients

  • 1 Single-Crust
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsps. butter
  • 1 tbsp. finely grated lemon zest
  • MERINGUE
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup sugar

Directions

  • Step 1

    PREPARE recipe for Single-Crust Pie Crust to make a Single-Crust Baked Pie Shell.

  • Step 2

    COMBINE water, sugar, cornstarch and salt in medium saucepan. Whisk until blended. Cook over medium-high heat, whisking frequently, until mixture comes to a boil and thickens. Cook 1 minute longer, whisking constantly. Remove from heat.

  • Step 3

    WHISK egg yolks in medium bowl. Gradually add about one half of hot mixture to egg yolks, whisking constantly. Return egg yolk mixture to saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat, whisking constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice, butter and lemon zest until butter is melted. Pour into baked pie shell.

  • Step 4

    HEAT oven to 400°F.

  • Step 5

    For Meringue, BEAT egg whites and cream of tartar in medium bowl with mixer on high speed until foamy. Gradually add sugar, beating until mixture is stiff and glossy.

  • Step 6

    SPREAD evenly over lemon filling until meringue touches outside edges of crust.

  • Step 7

    BAKE 8 to 10 minutes or until meringue is golden brown. Cool completely on wire rack. Store in refrigerator.

Serving size
(1 slice, 1/8 of pie)

  • Calories 460
  • Calories from Fat150g
  • Total Fat 17g
  • Saturated Fat 5g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 85mg
  • Sodium 270mg
  • Potassium 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrates 74g
  • Dietary Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 51g
  • Protein 5g
  • Vitamin A 0%
  • Vitamin C 0%
  • Vitamin D 0%
  • Calcium 0%
  • Thiamin 0%
  • Niacin 0%
  • Zinc 0%
  • Riboflavin 0%
  • Iron 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet