Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe from scratch.
You know up until a few months ago, I always used the lemon pie filling mixes, thinking that I couldn't possibly find the time, or have the patience to make this delightful recipe. Boy was I wrong! And the difference in flavour is amazing! There are lots of great recipes out there too - I also like this one from Canadian Living Magazine!
This Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe is so easy -- you will become a Pie Baking Rock Star!
Juice 3-4 large fresh lemons and put some of the peel aside to make lemon zest. The first tip to making a lovely creamy lemon meringue pie is that you have to stay with it and keep stirring at the stove! And the second if not equally important tip is to mix a small amount of the hot filling into the beaten eggs first, and stir rapidly- - the last thing you want are lemony scrambled eggs and have to start all over again. And that's it!
My recipe for piecrust is so easy - you can get the recipe at The Best Homemade Piecrust Recipe or you can use a ready made pie shell from the grocer - if you wish, just make sure you bake it first. Another tip to lighten up the calorie load is to use a graham cracker pie crust. No baking required when you use a ready made crust!
If you don't have a zester this is the type I use.