Lemon Meringue Pie Filling

Recipe from

Southern Living


1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1/8 teaspoon salt
4 large egg yolks
2 cups milk
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
3 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Whisk together first 3 ingredients in a heavy, nonaluminum, medium saucepan. Whisk together egg yolks, milk, and lemon juice in a bowl; whisk into sugar mixture in pan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and boil, whisking constantly, 1 minute. Remove pan from heat; stir in butter, lemon rind, and vanilla extract until smooth.