A Lemon Pie Dessert Like You Have Never Tasted Before
For the holidays or any day of the week, this delicious lemon meringue pie will end any meal fabulously. It is easy to make and a treat for the entire family.
Homemade Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
1.5 cups of sugar
1/3 cup of corn starch
1/8 teaspoon of salt
12 ounces of plain yogurt
1/4 cup of lemon juice
1/4 cup of orange juice
3 egg yolks
2 teaspoons of grated lemon rind
In a heavy bottom sauce pan, place the sugar, cornstarch and salt. Add the yougurt and the juice and with a whisk, stir until smooth. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring constantly. Reduce the heat and keep stirring, so the mixture does not burn, for two more minutes.
In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks and add some of the hot mixture to the egg yolks, stirring constantly. Return the egg mixture to the custard. Continuing to stir for the next two minutes. Remove the custard from the heat and add in the lemon rind. Let the custard cool to lukewarm before adding to the pie crust.
Perfect Pie Crust
Place one cup of flour in the food processor with 3 tablespoons of shortening and 1/2 stick of butter that is cold and cut into chunks. Add in a pinch of salt and pulse until the mixture is very fine. Slowly add in 1/4 cup of ice cold water. Keep pulsing till the mixture forms a ball. Remove from the food processor and knead slightly and put in the refrigerator for one hour.
When ready to make the pie, remove the pie crust and let set on your counter for 15 minutes. Roll out the pie crust and place in a buttered pie plate. Trim off the edges two inches below the edge. Fold the edges underneath so to match the exact pie rim. With your fingers, go around the pie plate and make indentations or use a fork instead.
If using a fork, dip in flour first. After the crust is ready. Take a fork and make indentions all over the crust with a fork.
Bake the pie crust in a preheated 400 degree oven.
3 egg whites
1/4 teaspoon of cream of tartar
1/3 cup of sugar
Place the egg whites in a glass bowl and mix on high speed until they are foamy. Add in the cream of tartar and begin to add the sugar slowly. When stiff peaks have formed, the meringue is ready.
After the pie crust has cooled slightly, fill with the custard mixture. Top with the meringue, making sure to seal all edges between the crust and the filling. Make scallops with the meringue for beauty. Top the meringue with a dusting of sugar.
Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for 8 minutes to just brown the meringue.
Bring some memories to the dinner table tonight with the entire family enjoying a huge slice of this luscious lemon meringue pie. A big glass of ice tea will make this dessert complete.