Nanny's Lemon Pie 5 Star Family Favorite!! Recipe

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Nanny's Lemon Pie  5 Star Family Favorite!!
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  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 -3 tbsp lemon zest
  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie shells


  1. Combine sugar, corn starch and salt in a large heavy saucepan; mix well. Gradually add water and lemon juice, stirring until mixture is smooth.
  2. Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon colored; gradually stir into lemon mixture. Add butter and cook over medium heat. Stir constantly until thick and bubbly. Cook for 1 more minute, stir constantly.
  3. Remove from heat, and stir in lemon zest. Pour into pie shell.
  4. Top with meringue and bake according to meringue directions. I will be posting Nannys Meringue soon. You could also use Cool Whip or whipped cream, Nanny always had a very nice meringue on top of hers.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 301.05 Kcal (1260 kJ)
Calories from fat 115.23 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.8g 20%
Cholesterol 109.93mg 37%
Sodium 230.9mg 10%
Potassium 75.68mg 2%
Total Carbs 43.25g 14%
Sugars 22.51g 90%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Protein 4.35g 9%
Vitamin C 5.9mg 10%
Iron 0.8mg 4%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 204.58 Kcal (857 kJ)
Calories from fat 78.3 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8.7g 20%
Cholesterol 74.71mg 37%
Sodium 156.91mg 10%
Potassium 51.43mg 2%
Total Carbs 29.39g 14%
Sugars 15.3g 90%
Dietary Fiber 0.2g 1%
Protein 2.96g 9%
Vitamin C 4mg 10%
Iron 0.5mg 4%
Calcium 17mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 7
  • 8

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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