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Easy Lemon Meringue Pie

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Servings: Makes 1 (9-inch) pie
 
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If you love lemon meringue pie as much as I do (it's my favorite type of pie), than you'll love making this one. It's so quick and easy. Everyone will think you spent a lot of time in your kitchen making it because it tastes so wonderful...Diana, Diana's Desserts

Ingredients:
1 package (4.3 oz. size) lemon pudding and pie filling mix (NOT instant pudding mix)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3 cups water
Juice of 1 lemon (3 tbsp.)
3 egg yolks, well beaten
Grated peel of 1/2 lemon
1 (9-inch) frozen deep-dish pie shell, thawed and baked or refrigerated crust, formed and baked
Three-Egg Meringue* (See Recipe Below)

Instructions:
In a saucepan, thoroughly combine pudding mix and sugar. Gradually blend in water and lemon juice. Stir in egg yolks. Bring to full boil over medium heat, stirring constantly with rubber spatula, until thickened. Stir in lemon peel. Pour into baked pie crust. Top pie with Three-Egg Meringue (recipe follows), sealing well at edges. Bake at 350 degrees F for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool for 2-1/2 to 3 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers.

To Make Filling in Microwave Oven:
In a 2 quart glass measuring cup or bowl, thoroughly combine pudding mix and sugar. Gradually blend in water and lemon juice. Stir in egg yolks well. Microwave, uncovered, at HIGH (100%) power for 8 minutes, *stirring well every 2 minutes, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in lemon peel. Pour into baked pie crust. Top with the Three Egg Meringue (recipe follows) and bake as above in conventional oven, or...

Variation:
For Whipped Cream Topping:
Pour cooked filling into baked pie crust. Cool for 30 minutes and then chill in refrigerator about 1 to 1-1/2 hours. To serve, whip 1 cup whipping cream with 2 tbsp. sugar until stiff. Spoon or pipe around edge of filling, or spread over top. Garnish with lemon quarter-cartwheel slices and fresh mint, if desired. Serve immediately.

Three-Egg Meringue
In a mixing bowl, with an electric mixer, beat 3 egg whites with 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add 6 tbsp. sugar and beat until stiff peaks form.

Makes 1 (9-inch) Deep Dish Lemon Meringue Pie

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: February 7, 2003

Reviews

Reviewer: Jeff
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Very tasty! I used the microwave directions with great success.

 
Reviewer: bobby
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Reviewer: Crystal Fernandes
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Reviewer: Suzie
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Came out great! I never thought cooking lemon meringue could be so easy!

 
Reviewer: Kathie R.
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Easy to follow recipe, thank you. One word to anyone making this...when making meringue, make sure that no egg yolk lands in the whites. This will cause your meringue to not set up. Thanks again for the recipe!

 
Reviewer: Joy C
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Great taste, easy to follow directions !! Would increase the egg whites and tartar if you like meringue !

 
Reviewer: meme
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you have to try this recipe and add lemon zest on top and it will be a perfect dessert. you can make it as a birthday pie. i did and turned out awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Reviewer: sandy cheeks
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I tried this at home and it was very easy and very good. It also tasted as great as my grandmother's did.

 
Reviewer: Mike d
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Love it, easy to make..Just like my mom use to make.

 
Reviewer: Tessa
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I love baking and this is really good!!!!!! I was a little worried about making a meringue, but it came out great.

 
Reviewer: Jason
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Wow, Horrible, disaster. It gave no time of how long to thicken. I stirred for an hour, literary, and i didn't thicken. Followed every direction. It was so watery. HORRID.

 
Reviewer: Rebecca D.
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This recipe makes a wonderful pie. My family enjoyed it's lemony goodness!

 
Reviewer: Anne
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This recipe may be simple to make but it is way too sweet. There is hardly any lemon flavor to it.

 
Reviewer: Meg
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Wonderful, all the lemon meringue lovers in my family (myself included) loved this recipe!!! Thank you!

 
Reviewer: Cathy
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This wasn't easy it didn't set and was lemon pudding juice dip with crust that that tasted like eggs.

 
Reviewer: avery
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i havent tried it it does look AMAZING though!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
Reviewer: Denise
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My pie came out great!

 

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