Rating: 5 stars
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This is the best lemon pie ever! It is always a hit. It is a family recipe that even those who do not like lemon pie, love. A must try!

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
20 mins
additional:
2 hrs 30 mins
total:
3 hrs
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 9-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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Meringue (Optional):

Directions

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  • Combine sugar, milk, butter, lemon juice, egg yolks, cornstarch, and lemon zest in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let cool, about 30 minutes.

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  • Fold in sour cream; pour into the baked pie crust. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

  • Beat egg whites, sugar, and cornstarch together in a bowl using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue on top of filling, right up to the edge of the crust.

  • Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven's broiler.

  • Broil in the preheated oven until meringue is lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

378 calories; protein 5.1g; carbohydrates 47.9g; fat 19.2g; cholesterol 107.2mg; sodium 154.4mg. Full Nutrition
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