Very Lemony Meringue Pie Recipe

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Very Lemony Meringue Pie
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  • 1-1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • meringue:
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup cold water
  • dash salt
  • 6 tbsp sugar


  1. In a saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Stir in a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks. Return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer.
  2. Remove from the heat. Add lemon juice and butter; stir until butter is melted and mixture is blended. Pour hot filling into pastry shell.
  3. In a saucepan, combine cornstarch and water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until mixture is thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat. In a bowl, beat egg whites, vanilla and salt until foamy. Gradually beat in sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on medium speed until soft peaks form and sugar is dissolved. Gradually beat in cornstarch mixture, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form.
  4. Spread evenly over hot filling, sealing edges to crust. Bake at 325° for 18-20 minutes or until meringue is golden. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Refrigerate pie for at least 3 hours before serving. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 8 servings.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 490.04 Kcal (2052 kJ)
Calories from fat 214.88 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.88g 37%
Cholesterol 97.11mg 32%
Sodium 191.49mg 8%
Potassium 128.11mg 3%
Total Carbs 62.73g 21%
Sugars 34.22g 137%
Dietary Fiber 0.9g 4%
Protein 7.6g 15%
Vitamin C 15.9mg 26%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 2%
Iron 1.7mg 9%
Calcium 27.5mg 3%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 220.96 Kcal (925 kJ)
Calories from fat 96.89 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10.77g 37%
Cholesterol 43.79mg 32%
Sodium 86.34mg 8%
Potassium 57.77mg 3%
Total Carbs 28.28g 21%
Sugars 15.43g 137%
Dietary Fiber 0.41g 4%
Protein 3.43g 15%
Vitamin C 7.2mg 26%
Iron 0.8mg 9%
Calcium 12.4mg 3%

* 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

  • 11.6
  • 14

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium

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