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Saturday, July 11, 2009

Lemon Meringue Pie

1 Pillsbury pie shell prebaked
3 whole eggs
4 egg yolks (save whites for meringue and keep at room temperature)
1 c. sugar
1/2 c. water
1/4. cornstarch
1/8 c. lime juice
1/3 C. + 3 Tbls. lemon juice
2 Tbls. zest
1 Tbls. butter

4 egg whites
1/2 tsp. cream of tartar
1/8 tsp. salt
1/4 c. sugar

beat egg yolks with whole eggs, add water, lemon and lime juices, and than add sugar and cornstarch. Place over medium heat stir constantly til thick (about 5-7 minutes. Remove from heat add butter and zest. Let filling cool while you make meringue.

For meringues, add cream of tartar and salt to egg whites. beat on high til soft peaks form. Sprinkle in sugar, beat til firm peaks form. Put filling into a prepared crust, top with meringue bringing to edge of crust, form peaks with a knife, and bake at 350* for 10 minutes. Let cool and than refrigerate.

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