Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe Easy

How to make lemon meringue pie, easy step by step with pictures.
Make Lemon Meringue Pie from scratch

lemon meringue pie

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Makes one pie, about 8 good size slices

The Recipe

The Biscuit Pastry


60g butter
3 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup self-raising flour

  1. Beat butter and sugar to a cream
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  3. Gradually add sifted flour and milk into mixture
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  5. Stir well to form a stiff mixture suitable for kneading
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  7. Knead on lighty floured board
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  9. Roll out and put into tin
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  11. Bake in a moderate oven into golden brown
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The Lemon Filling


1 1/2 cups of water
5 tablespoons of cornflour
2 egg yolks
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 strips of lemon rind
1/2 cup white sugar
1 tablespoon butter

  1. Blend cornflour with the water
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  3. Add egg yokes, strained lemon juice, rind, sugar and butter
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  5. Stir over heat until mixture thickens.  Continue to heat and stir for a minute or two
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  7. Remove rind (and any egg white that may have accidently got in) and allow to cool a little
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  9. Pour into cooked biscuit shell
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The Meringue


4 egg whites
1/3 cup caster sugar (can use less, adjust to own taste)

  1. Whisk egg whites until stiff peaks
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  3. Gradually add sugar and beat until fully incorporated
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  5. Pile on top of lemon filling
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  7. Brown lightly in a slow oven
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