Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie – Citrus Dream
Picture this: a sunny afternoon, a gentle breeze rustling through the trees, and the tantalizing aroma of our Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie – Citrus Dream wafting from your kitchen. This dessert is a citrus lover’s dream come true, a symphony of zesty lemon and fluffy meringue that’ll make your taste buds dance with delight.
- 1 pre-made pie crust
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 cup cornstarch
- 1 1/2 cups water
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- Zest of 2 lemons
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar (for meringue)
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup of granulated sugar and cornstarch.
- Stir in water, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil.
- Once boiling, continue to cook and stir for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
- In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks. Gradually whisk in about 1/2 cup of the hot lemon mixture.
- Return the egg yolk mixture to the saucepan and bring to a gentle boil again. Cook and stir for an additional 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Pour the lemon filling into the pre-baked pie crust.
- In a clean bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
- Spoon the meringue over the hot lemon filling, spreading it to the edges to seal the pie.
- Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown.
- Allow the pie to cool completely before slicing and serving.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
Indulge in the bright and refreshing flavors of this Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie. The zingy lemon filling and airy meringue topping come together to create a citrus dream on your plate.
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 275 | Fat: 9g | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g
Imagine savoring each forkful of this luscious pie—a crispy, golden crust giving way to a silky lemony filling, topped with clouds of sweet meringue. It’s the kind of dessert that can turn any day into a special occasion. Share it with loved ones, or savor it all by yourself. Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie – Citrus Dream is more than a dessert; it’s a slice of sunshine.