Yield
8 servings.

How to Make It

Step 1

Combine first 3 ingredients in a bowl; cut in margarine with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal and is pale yellow (about 3 1/2 minutes). Sprinkle 3 tablespoons buttermilk over surface; toss with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened and mixture is crumbly.

Step 2

Gently press mixture into a 4-inch circle on heavy-duty plastic wrap; cover with additional heavy-duty plastic wrap, and chill 15 minutes. Roll dough, still covered, to a 10 1/2-inch circle. Remove plastic wrap, and fit dough into a 9-inch pieplate. Roll edges under, and flute. Prick bottom of pastry with a fork. Bake at 450° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned; cool completely on a wire rack.

Step 3

Combine 3/4 cup sugar, cornstarch, and 1/8 teaspoon salt in a saucepan; gradually stir in water and remaining 2/3 cup buttermilk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Remove from heat.

Step 4

Gradually stir about one-fourth of hot mixture into egg substitute; add to remaining hot mixture, stirring constantly. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in lemon rind and lemon juice. Spoon into pastry shell.

Step 5

Beat egg whites, cream of tartar, and vanilla at high speed of an electric mixer until foamy. Gradually add 1/4 cup sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form and sugar dissolves (2 to 4 minutes). Spread meringue mixture over hot filling, sealing to edge of pastry. Bake at 325° for 25 minutes or until golden. Cool completely on a wire rack.

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