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    National Lemon Meringue Pie Day!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie

    * 1-1/4 cups sugar
    * 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
    * 1/2 teaspoon salt
    * 1-1/2 cups water
    * 3 eggs, separated
    * zest from 1 medium lemon
    * 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice (juice from 1-1/2 medium lemons)
    * 1 tablespoon butter
    * 1 baked, cooled 9-inch pie shell

    Preheat oven to 350F.

    Combine the sugar, flour, salt and water in a heavy saucepan. Stir constantly over medium-high heat until mixture boils. Boil, stirring constantly and vigorously, for 1 minute. (A long-handled spoon to stir with really helps here to get you back from the heat.) Remove from heat.

    Slightly beat the egg yolks in a bowl with a fork. Mix about one-third of the boiled mixture with the egg yolks; then pour the egg yolk mixture back into the pan with the boiled ingredients, and cook for 1 more minute, stirring constantly and, again, vigorously. Remove from heat, and add the butter.

    Add the lemon zest and lemon juice. Stir to mix thoroughly.

    Pour into cooled, baked 9-inch pie crust and top with meringue (recipes follow), sealing meringue to edge of pastry. Bake in a 350F oven 12 to 15 minutes or until nicely browned.

    Meringue

    * 3 egg whites, at room temperature
    * 6 tablespoons sugar
    * 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
    * 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

    Beat the egg whites at high speed with an electric mixer until soft peaks form. With mixer running, add the cream of tartar, then gradually add the sugar, a tablespoon at a time, and beat until stiff peaks form. Beat in the vanilla.

    Pile atop pie, and bake at 350F for 12 to 15 minutes, or until lightly browned.

    Note: Be sure to seal the meringue to the pastry edge when spreading it on your pie. To minimize "weeping", spread the meringue on the pie filling while the filling is hot. Also, remember that meringue pies cut better with a wet knife blade.
    The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.

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    Yum! The older I get , the more I love anything with lemons?

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    • #3
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      So far ....this month has been DELICIOUS!!! HAGD Y'all! : TGIF!!!
      Have you made time to listen to the birds today........

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        Wish I had a tuna sandwich and a piece of lemon meringue pie! LOL

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by BJinTexas View Post
          Yum! The older I get , the more I love anything with lemons?
          Me too! Love anything lemon...
          Nommie

          Thought for the day: Handle every stressful situation like a dog. If you can't eat it or play with it, pee on it and walk away!

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          • #6
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            Originally posted by luv2bake View Post
            Wish I had a tuna sandwich and a piece of lemon meringue pie! LOL


            Yum....me too. I really didn't like lemon until I got older either.
            The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.

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              Can you make lemon meringue with Splenda?

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              • #8
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                Originally posted by Rubelishous View Post
                Can you make lemon meringue with Splenda?
                I found this:


                Splenda Lemon Meringue Pie
                Compliments of www.Budget101.com


                Single Pie Crust Filling:

                1 cup Splenda sweetener
                1/4 cup cornstarch
                1/8 teaspoon salt
                2 egg yolks
                2 cups hot water
                1/3 cup lemon juice
                1 tablespoon diet margarine
                1 dash yellow food coloring

                Meringue
                1/3 cup apricot jam -- sugar free
                3 tablespoons water
                1 tablespoon Splenda sweetener
                1 tablespoon cornstarch
                4 egg whites -- at room temperature
                1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

                Prepare crust as directed.

                FILLING: In saucepan, combine Splenda, cornstarch and salt; stir in egg yolks. Gradually stir in hot water; cook over medium heat, stirring, until boiling and thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice, margarine and food colouring, if using. Cool slightly; pour over baked crust.

                MERINGUE: In blender, blend apricot spread and water until smooth. In small
                saucepan, combine apricot mixture, Splenda and cornstarch; bring to boil. Set
                aside in refrigerator to cool. In bowl, beat egg whites until frothy; add cream
                of tartar and beat 1 minute. Add apricot mixture; beat until stiff peaks form.

                Spread over filling; sealing well to pastry rim.

                Bake in 350:F oven for 10 to 15 minutes or until nicely browned in places.
                The average woman would rather have beauty than brains, because the average man can see better than he can think.

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                • #9
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                  Thanks so much for the recipe. I'd never have thought to put jam into a meringue.

                  I'll try this and let you know how it is

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