Lemon Meringue Pie

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Looks pretty delectable doesn’t it…and it is! This Lemon Meringue Pie comes from Marty Uhlmann of Dora, Mo.,  she’s quite the pie maker and a family friend. Marty is quite an incredible lady that farms not too far from my parents in Douglas County.  I interviewed her for a cooking story and she made this delectable pie for me.  

Any dessert with lemon is blue ribbon in my book! For those of you who aren’t a lemon fan- not to worry this pie doesn’t have that traditional tart lemon flavor. It’s smooth, creamy and the meringue is light and fluffy.

Lemon Meringue Pie
Jello Cook & Serve Lemon Pudding Mix
Heat 2 cups water in medium pan
In a bowl mix pudding mix, 1/2 cup sugar plus 2 Tbsp.
Add 1/4 cup water
Grate lemon rind from half of a lemon
Add 2 Tbsp. of lemon juice
Add 3 egg yolks, stir well & add to hot water. Cook until thick. Add 2 Tbsp. butter. Cool and put in a baked 9″ pie crust. Top with meringue.

Meringue
3 egg whites
1/4 tsp. cream of tarter
dash of salt
Beat until foamy.
Add 1/3 cup sugar, 2Tbsp. at a time, & continue beating until stiff peaks
form. Bake 10-15 min. or until lightly browned at 350 degrees.

Pie Crust
Mix:
4 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/3 cups shortening (I use Crisco & vegetable shortening)
Blend with pastry cutter until well mixed.

In a cup beat 1 egg.
Add 2 tsp. sugar and 2 Tbsp. vinegar.
Add enough water to make 1/2 cup.
Stir into dry mixture & knead until smooth. Roll thin & place in 9″ pie pans.

This recipe will make about 3 crusts.

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