How to make it

  • For the graham-cracker crust:
  • Place oven rack in the center of oven and heat to 375°F.
  • For the graham-cracker crust:
  • Combine crushed graham crackers, melted butter, sugar, and salt in a medium bowl and mix well. Press mixture evenly into a 9-inch metal or ceramic pie plate and bake until lightly browned, about 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack.
  • For the lemon filling:
  • Combine cornstarch, sugar, egg yolks, and lemon juice in a medium-size heavy saucepan. Add water and whisk until blended; use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides and bottom of the pan to make sure mixture is well combined.
  • Cook over medium heat, whisking constantly until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, add butter and lemon zest, and stir vigorously until butter is completely melted and ingredients are thoroughly combined.
  • Pour mixture into graham-cracker crust, cover with a round of waxed paper or parchment paper, and let cool to room temperature.
  • For the meringue:
  • Combine egg whites and salt in a large, clean bowl and whip with a hand mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add sugar and continue beating until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  • Remove the paper from pie and spoon meringue over lemon filling. Spread meringue with a spatula so that it covers the entire surface of the pie, sealing in filling. Be sure meringue meets the crust, otherwise it will shrink inward, exposing filling.
  • Bake until meringue is golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool to room temperature on a wire rack, then refrigerate until filling is cold, at least 4 hours. Slice, and serve chilled.

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    " It was excellent "
    juliadawn ate it and said...
    I made this pie last night and it was absolutely delicious. The filling was thick and lemoney and the crust was really good. I will be making this again. Thanks for sharing.
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    All we need is fork and dig in Wow it looks good
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  • katcooks 12 years ago
    I was recently thinking about making a lemon pie-- glad you posted!
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    " It was excellent "
    lor ate it and said...
    Mmmmmmmmm, I LOVE Lemon Meringue Pie and I think the graham cracker crust is absolutely perfect! I actually think it is nicer than the typical pastry crust. You've certainly got my "5" on this one ;)
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    " It was excellent "
    romagourmet ate it and said...
    Nicely post and lovely sweet recipe!
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