Lemon Meringue Pie 

It’s summer here, let switched to a pie dessert….. this pie combine some of the best flavour and texture. It start with flacky oil pastry which filled with a thick, smooth, tangy lemon curd. 

The lemon filling topped with a bilowy Meringue that is lightly sweet and completes the flavour as texture of this pie. Hmmmmm…..my taste buds start perking up when I think of all that lemon goodness  so let start to make a pie….😊🙏

INGREDIENTS:

For the pie crust;

  • 1 1/2 cup flour 
  • 1/2 cup butter 
  • 1/2 cup shortening 
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1 egg
  • Cold water as needed 

For the lemon curd;

  • 1 cup sugar 
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch 
  • 1/8 tsp salt 
  • 3 egg yolks 
  • 1 1/4 cups milk 
  • 3 tbsp butter 
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice 
  • 1 tsp lemon zest 

For the Meringue;

  • 4 egg whites 
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar 
  • 1/2 cup sugar 
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract 

METHOD:

To make the pie crust; in medium bowl combine the flour, butter, shortening and salt, mix until form crumbs using fork then add the stir egg mix well to incorporate if still dry add cold water little by little until for a dough, the pop up into the fridge wrap with the plastic wrap for about 30 minutes.

To make the lemon curd; in a medium saucepan whisk together, sugar, cornstarch, salt, lemon juice and milk. Bring to boil over medium heat, continue whisking constantly for one minute or until start thickens then add the butter and lemon zest, then get around 1 quarter of the lemon mixture and stir to the egg yolks, then combine all together stir and remove from the heat and set aside.

Pre heat the oven to 350 F and line the 9″ pie dish/pan greased lightly with butter. Remove the dough from the fridge and roll to the floured surface and place the pie crust to the prepared pie dish poke with fork then bake for about 8 minutes.

To make the Meringue; In a bowl of stand mixer mixer fitted with whisk attachment, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add the sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, beat until stiff peaks form( about 4 minutes). Add the vanilla beat well . 

Then assemble the pie, when the crust is done filled with lemon curd evenly then topped with the Meringue spread evenly. Then bake for 15-20 minutes or until the Meringue is lightly browned. Remove from the oven cool on wire rack for about an hour then it’s ready to serve. Hope you give a try for my recipe 😊🙏🍋🍋🍋🍋.

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11 Comments Add yours

    1. Thank you for appreciating my works

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      1. Thanks, it’s my pleasure!

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  1. My colleague and I were just looking at this ( I know, we should be working really), and the word gorgeous as been mentioned 🙂 Nice one!

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    1. Thank you for the compliment, yeah you give a try the taste very freshy and tangy

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    1. Thank you 😊😊❤️❤️

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  2. Annie lewis says:

    Gorgeous look !! This must be delicious !! Thank you !!

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    1. Thank you for visiting my blog post 😊😘

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