How to make it

  • On lightly floured pastry cloth, roll the pastry to an 11 inch circle,
  • rolling with light strokes from center to edge.
  • Fold pastry in half;with fold in center, carefully transfer to a 9 inch pie plate.
  • Unfold; fit into a pie plate, pressing gently toward the center.
  • Fold edge of crust under; press into an upright rim.
  • Crimp edge
  • decoratively, using thumb and forefinger.
  • Refrigerate 1/2 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
  • Prick entire surface evenly with fork.
  • Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden-brown.
  • Cool on rack.
  • In medium sauce pan, combine cornstarch, flour, 1 3/4 cups sugar and salt, mixing well.
  • Gradually add 2 cups water, stirring until smooth.
  • Over medium heat, bring to boiling, stirring occasionally;
  • boil 1 minute, until shiny and translucent.
  • Quickly stir some of hot mixture into yolks.
  • Pour back into hot mixture; stir to blend.
  • Return to heat; cook over low heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat; stir in lemon juice, lemon peel and butter. Pour into pie shell.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In medium bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat whites with cream of tartar until frothy.
  • Gradually beat in sugar, 2 T at a time, beating
  • after each addition.
  • Beat at high speed until stiff peaks form when
  • beater is slowly raised.
  • Spread meringue over lemon filling,carefully sealing to edge of the crust and swirling the top decoratively.
  • Bake 7 to 9 minutes, or until the meringue is
  • golden-brown.
  • Let cool completely on rack 2 1/2 to 3 hours.
  • Cut
  • with wet knife.
  • My note. I cook everything together for the filling. I notice as pie sits the juice do not separate.
  • Again use your own pie shell if you wish. I just included the entire recipe.

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    " It was excellent "
    Lmh ate it and said...
    This has been my go to recipe for many years but there is a typo. It is 1/4 CUP of cornstarch not 1/4 ts.
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    " It was excellent "
    veg ate it and said...
    This was PERFECT. Thank You
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