Lemon Meringue Pie

250 mins (prep 240, cooking 10)
13 ingredients
1 servings
This pie is magical! I think the secret is the lemon juice and lemon zest, or maybe it's the flaky crust. The pie crust makes two shells, I save the second shell for a quiche, or freeze it for another pie at some later date. One of my best friends always wants me to make this when she has covered dish parties, or we invite them to dinner. The recipe is adapted from a wonderful cookbook, Twelve Company Dinners, that my father gave to me Christmas, 1964. I have posted a separate recipe of the Perfect Pie Crust for anyone who needs more detailed instruction and more pictures. For the best pie, be sure to remove filling from the heat before you stir in the lemon juice and butter and spread the meringue while the filling is hot! Be sure to add 3 to 6 hours for cooling. Time includes firming up time. If no Pie Mix: 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons corn starch 3 tablespoons flour dash salt 1 1/2 cups water 3 egg yolks the same butter, lemon rind, and juice.

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Serving Size (1144.31 g)
Servings 1
Amount per Serving
Calories 3185.09 Calories from Fat 1351.71
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 150.19g 231.06%
Saturated Fat 32.65g 163.23%
Trans Fat 0.97g %
Cholesterol 84.3mg 28.1%
Sodium 1534.33mg 63.93%
Total Carbohydrate 441.1g 147.03%
Dietary Fiber 28.91 g 115.62%
Sugars 263.66 g %
Protein 42.79g 85.59%
Vitamin A 829.87IU% Vitamin C 51.32mg%
Calcium 500.98mg% Iron 9.16mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
lemon pie filling