I Think You Should Make It.......ASAP!!

May 14, 2009

I do love LEMONS!
It must be because of the wonderful Arizona citrus
I grew up with.

When you ask for LEMONS in Mecixo....
you get this.....a LIME.....it is called a Limon.
There is no such thing as a yellow LEMON in Mexico.


So, on a recent trip to Arizona I made sure to bring some back with me.
To enjoy;)!
Also for our Easter Dinner/The Boy's 16th birthday party...
I made 8..yes....EIGHT
LEMON MERINGUE PIES
This is a great recipe....You will love it!
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LEMON MERINGUE PIE
1 9" pie crust, cooked and cooled
1 1/2 c. sugar
3 T. cornstarch
3 T. flour
dash of salt
1 1/2 c. hot water
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
(save the egg whites of the meringue)
2 T. butter
1/2 t. lemon zest
1/3 c. lemon juice

In a sauce pan, mix sugar, cornstarch, flour, and salt. Gradually add hot water stirring constantly. Cook mixture until it comes to a boil. Reduce heat and cook for 2 minutes. Temper egg yolks, add to mixture and return to a boil. Cook for 2 minutes. Add butter, zest and lemon juice, mix well. Fill pie shell with lemon mixture. Top with meringue, be sure to seal
all edges with meringue. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.

MERINGUE
Beat 3 egg whites
1/2 t. vanilla
1/4 t. cream of tarter
Begin to whip above ingredients, gradually add
6 T. sugar
Beat until stiff

9 comments :

amy said...

My mouth is watering remembering those pies you made! Just bought a bag of lemons from Costco and I think you helped me decide what to do with them...

Barbiemat said...

How did you get your crust so uniform?? They look beautiful!

Cedar said...

The absolute BEST lemon pie I have ever had. I am so lucky to have such talent in my fam!:) I wish we lived closer:( to enjoy more of your yummy cooking!!

LaNae said...

Wow--those pies look great! We really need to plant a lemon tree!

Pedaling said...

i am on it.
i love your demands.

Jeni's thoughts said...

My very favoritest kid of pie! They look so good!

Mom2my9 @ 11th Heaven said...

OH my gosh! Those pies look amazing and I love your photography. The Boy is a lucky boy! Whenever we get together one day, I think I am going to officially put in a request that you make one of those pies! See ya Thursday!

Lisa said...

OK, you just gave me the graving for Lemon pies.... I will give it a try!!!! Thanks for sharing they look Yummy!

Alice Wills Gold said...

I remember my grandma making a lemon meringue pie once...I always told her that we needed to make one together...we never did....maybe I will try one just for her....love lemons...these look so yummy....and if you can make 8, I can certainly handle one.

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