Sunday, July 12, 2015

Lemon Meringue Pie

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Lemon Meringue Pie fresh out the oven
While I was on vacation in northern California, I made two Lemon Meringue Pies for my father in law, one for Father's Day and the other the day prior to leaving. I used the recipe on the Jello Brand Cook & Serve Lemon Pudding Mix, since it is the one his Mom always made for him. To save time, I used Marie Callender's Pastry Pie Shell. My father in law does not like a whole lot of meringue either, so if you want a heaping amount of it you can double the recipe.

Pie crust cooling

Pie Crust
1 Marie Callender's Pastry Pie Shell

Heat oven to 400 degrees.

Thaw frozen pie shell for 10 minutes.

Using the tines of a fork, prick the bottom and sides of the pie shell.

Bake for 12 minutes or up to 15 minutes; until browned.

Let cool completely before filling; about 30-40 minutes.

Pie filling cooking

Pie filling thickened

Lemon Pie Filling
1 Jello Brand Cook & Serve Lemon Pudding Mix

3/4 cup Sugar

3 Egg Yolks, beaten (Reserve Egg Whites for Meringue)

3 cups Water

Second Lemon Meringue Pie I made my father in law :)

In a medium size saucepan on low heat, combine using a spatula the Lemon Pudding Mix, sugar, 1/2 cup water and egg yolks.

Stir in remaining 2 1/2 cups water. Increase heat to medium.

Bring to full boil stirring constantly. It will thicken quickly.

Cool for 5 minutes, then stir half way and repeat after the 5 minutes is up.

Pour lemon filling into pastry pie shell.

My father in law with his slice of Lemon Meringue Pie

3 Egg Whites
1/3 cup sugar

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Using stand or handheld mixer, beat egg whites on high speed until foamy.

Gradually beat in sugar until stiff peaks form.

Immediately spread over filling sealing to edge of crust.

Bake for 10 minutes or up to 15 minutes until meringue has browned on top.

Cool at room temperature for 4 hours and place in the fridge for to set.

Serve and enjoy!

Half of the Lemon Meringue Pie. Both pies were wiped out real quick!
To make Pie Crust from scratch, I recommend Ina Garten'srecipe:

-Sophia/Two Frys

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