No sugar in this recipe, but I promise you won't miss it. You can find agave nectar in health food stores. Also makes 20 great tarts.

Carla

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 8-inch pie
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Whisk water, 3/4 cup agave nectar, cornstarch, flour, zest and juice from 2 1/2 lemons, and salt together in a saucepan; bring to a boil just until lemon mixture coats a spoon, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir butter into lemon mixture until melted; remove saucepan from heat.

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  • Whisk 1/2 cup lemon mixture with the egg yolks in a bowl to temper the yolks. Return saucepan to medium-low heat and slowly whisk tempered egg yolks into remaining lemon mixture until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Spoon lemon mixture into pie crust.

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Beat egg whites and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice in a clean bowl using an electric mixer until soft peaks form; add 2 tablespoons agave nectar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Spoon egg white mixture on top of lemon mixture, making sure to completely cover the lemon mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until meringue is golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

297 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 42.9g 14% DV; fat 12.6g 19% DV; cholesterol 110.1mg 37% DV; sodium 242.9mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2019
This is the BEST and easiest pie I have ever made! When a neighbor shared from their abundant lemon trees I wondered what I was going to do with them all? Being familiar with Agave syrup (we use it in our coffee) l figured I d try it in this pie. It turned out tart/sweet and very lemony. I loved sharing it with my neighbor who is borderline diabetic. It was a hit and I m going to make another one today! BTW I don t make crusts. I m dough challenged! Marie Calendar s are great! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2019
This pie turned out great. It would have been easier if the recipe called for a particular amount of lemon juice instead of juice from 2 1/2 lemons. My lemons were huge so I had to research the equivalents. Other than that the recipe was easy to follow and we enjoyed the flavors and zero refined sugar! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/20/2019
I wanted to try this since it didn't call for sugar & I use Agave regularly. It was delicious. I didn't miss the sugar at all. The meringue was a bit funky but still tasty. I added a bit more zest for the twang but other than that I followed the recipe exact. I would be doing this one again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2019
This is the BEST and easiest pie I have ever made! When a neighbor shared from their abundant lemon trees I wondered what I was going to do with them all? Being familiar with Agave syrup (we use it in our coffee) l figured I d try it in this pie. It turned out tart/sweet and very lemony. I loved sharing it with my neighbor who is borderline diabetic. It was a hit and I m going to make another one today! BTW I don t make crusts. I m dough challenged! Marie Calendar s are great! Read More
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