Prize Lemon Pie

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Grammy's Recipe

Yield: 1 serving
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  • 9" pie shell, baked
  • 7 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) hot water
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1/2 cup(s) fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon(s) grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoon(s) butter
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon(s) lemon juice
  • 5 tablespoon(s) sugar


  1. 1. Mix cornstarch, sugar, salt in saucepan.

  2. 2. Add hot water gradually; cook over direct heat stirring constantly from 6-8 minutes until thick and clear.

  3. 3. Remove from heat and stir about 1//4 cup hot mixture gradually into beaten egg yolks.

  4. 4. Pour back into pan; cook at low heat, stirring constantly for 6 minutes.

  5. 5. Take off range; add lemon juice, peel and butter.

  6. 6. Set aside 3/4 cup of it.

  7. Meringue:
  8. 1. Beat egg whites and lemon juice until they hold soft peaks.

  9. 2. Add sugar gradually, beating until whites are glossy and stand in firm peaks.

  10. 3. Fold meringue into filling in saucepan; pour into cooled, 9" baked pie shell.

  11. 4. Spread remaining 3/4 cup filling decoratively over pie.

  12. My also use this filling for tarts.
October 2013

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