Best Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe …seriously

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If you love fresh-baked homemade pie, try Mama Redbuck’s best lemon meringue pie recipe. The meringue recipe for this lemon pie is truly impressive; the meringue piles high and holds its shape and makes a great topping for any kind of pie you bake. My mom uses this perfect meringue for chocolate pie as well, and I love it. This lemon pie is full of fresh lemon goodness, so give this dessert recipe a try, and you’ll be glad you did.
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Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
pie filling ingredients:
9″ Deep Dish Pie Crust
1 cup SUGAR
¼ tsp SALT
2¼ cup WATER
meringue ingredients:
2 Tbsp SUGAR
½ cup WATER
pinch of SALT
then another 4 Tbsp Sugar

Make your own pie crust from scratch, or to make the recipe super easy, just bake up a pre-made frozen pie crust.
Firstly, bake the crust and have it cooled and ready before beginning to make the pie filling.
Then break 4 eggs and separate the yolks from the whites in two separate bowls.
Zest two lemons, and then squeeze the juice to fill ½ cup.

To make the lemon pie filling:
In a saucepan, add the sugar, cornstarch, salt, and zest of two large lemons.
On medium heat, stir water into the saucepan and continue stirring the pan 15-20 minutes, or until the mixture thickens and begins two bubble.
Slowly spoon 5-6 Tbsp of the heated, thickened mixture in with the eggs yolks, stirring constantly so as not to cook the eggs.
Then stir the egg yolk mixture into the saucepan with the rest of the heated filling.
Stir in the lemon juice and butter and continue stirring until the butter is melted and the mixture is smooth.
Pour the filling into the pre-baked pie shell and set aside to cool.

To make the Meringue:
In a small saucepan add 1 Tbsp of cornstarch, 2 Tbsp sugar, and ½ cup water.
Mix the three ingredients well and on the stovetop heat over medium heat, stirring until the mixture thickens and clears slightly.
Set saucepan aside to cool.
In a mixing bowl, beat the egg whites until frothy.
Add in vanilla and a pinch of salt and beat again to mix.
Gradually beat in 4 Tbsp of sugar, 1 Tbsp at a time.
Then beat in the cooled cornstarch mixture.
Continue beating until stiff peaks form.

To finish the Pie:
Take a spatula and spread the meringue evenly over the pie filling.
Lightly chop the top of the meringue to form peaks on top of the pie.
Slide the pie into an oven preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit and bake meringue for 10-12 minutes,
or until the top of the top of the meringue sets and shows a nice color.
Remove the pie from the oven and allow to cool completely before slicing.
When cooled, store pie in the refrigerator beneath a pie dome, do not wrap meringue in plastic wrap or foil.

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Debra Gonzales says:

I am so glad l stumble onto this recipe!! My meringue would sweat every time but thanks to your Grandma’s trick l now have the perfect pie😊 thanks for sharing

Loretta Joann says:

Can I please adopt Mama Redbuck?!!! In all my years making this pie, this is the best recipe I ever did! Love her and thank you Mama 😍💜💞💗

Faithfruit Victory says:

Couldn't resist. My hubby's absolute favorite pie. I just made it. Whoa! So grateful for you guys.

Faithfruit Victory says:

This is the best video for this recipe. Great commentary and so warm to watch.

irene keithan says:

Please buy Mema a lemon juicer there only 5.00 her poor hands!! She’ll love it.

Sofi The Unicorn says:

Looks amazing! Would love to try this recipe!

nikki flowers says:

made this pie yesterday for a family get together today! This will always be a family favorite! Hubby fell in love with it, ate his piece and half of mine too! He doesnt want me to put it out on the table too (yes, he grabbed his slice last night, couldnt wait for today,,,lol) ~ great video, great instructional…,,I'll be making this recipe again and again…thank you sooooo much for sharing!

Pamela Potts says:

She is right about the sticking. My mommy always used a double- boiler

Pamela Potts says:

This Looks just like my mother's and my homemade Lemon Merigne pie. And truly it's too delicious. Ohhhh. Yezzzz

Carmen Cardenas says:

I made this pie and cooked it until it came to a boil, as instructed. The texture was thick, but then after I cut it, it was watery? What am I doing wrong?? Either way, it was delicious.

Linda Spillman says:

That looks Yummy ! that's what a pie should look like ..

dankpimp06 says:

I'm making this as we speak. Filling is awesome, just have to make the meringue. Thanks for the video!

Avatar State Yip Yip! says:

I followed this recipe to make my pie and it just came out of the oven looking absolutely beautiful! Now I’m gonna cool it off and try some

Paul Goodier says:

the next day?? sorry but I would eat that the same day… myself!!

Sreeja Ghosh says:

I heard the guy call his grandma "Meemaw"… I guess they're TBBT fans!

Alex says:

Grandma betsy

Alexander Supertramp says:

Aww, she looks a lot like my grandma did. My grandma always made killer Key Lime pie with meringue. I’ll have to stack these up next to each other and compare. Though, I may be a bit biased.

Eunice Derenne says:

She has a fantastic recipe the only way a lemon meringue pie should be!! I can't wait to try it!! Thank you Granny and Aloha from Hawaii!

Anna Estronza says:

Lovely lady, and will follow the way Mama Redbuck's make her best lemon meringue pie recipe. :)

Davetravel1 says:

Wow! What a charmer! She really knows her way around the kitchen! Pie looks amazing and she shared her perfect pie recipe with the world! She’s a national treasure!

LadywisdomRDM55 says:

Love your pie recipes. Just like my mother use to make, love your chocolate pie toooooo, you're the best

Neville says:

My grandma made the best lemon meringue pie but i never watched her make it. It was many years of trial and error before i found out you had to cook the filling for 2 minutes so it doesn't break overnight. You can learn so much by just watching.

happy people says:

This channel showed up in my recommend videos glad it did. I been trying to figure out why my banana pudding cheesecake got water in it now i know it's the marang. Now I know what too do too fix it thanks

mexicalibc says:

I did it and it was truly spectacular thanks for sharing. greetings from Mexico

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