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Lemon meringue pie

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Greywind1523 Thu 30-Apr-20 15:07:21

Does anyone have a tried and tested lemon meringue pie recipe that they’d be willing to share?

I loved it as a child but I’ve always thought it would take too long to make. Now that I have some time on my hands I’d like to give it a go.

My DGM used to make an amazing one but I’ve no idea which recipe she used.

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Imboredinthehouse Thu 30-Apr-20 15:13:00

I’ve been craving lemon meringue pie for weeks! I hope someone posts a great recipe soon

EchoElephant Thu 30-Apr-20 15:15:27

My mum's lemon meringue pie is the best ever.
But she uses a recipe from centuries ago that was in the Hamlyn cookbook.
If I can find it, I'll see if I can post a photo

EchoElephant Thu 30-Apr-20 15:22:29

The main recipe

EchoElephant Thu 30-Apr-20 15:23:57

And the pastry bit (ignore the reference to pork)

campion Thu 30-Apr-20 15:33:22

Lemon Meringue

18cm (7 -8 inch) cooked pastry flan case (make your own or buy)
Filling :
25g butter
3 level tablespoons cornflour
50g sugar
2 egg yolks
Finely grated rind 1 large lemon
plus juice
Make up to 275ml liquid using juice and water

2 egg whites
75g caster sugar

Oven 150°c/ gas 3
Separate eggs v carefully. Whites into a basin
Put butter,sugar,cornflour,liquid and rind in saucepan. Mix briefly.
Stir with wooden spoon on medium heat until boiling and thickened
Take off heat. Cool slightly
Stir in egg yolks.
Pour into flan case.

Whisk egg whites till they stand in peaks.
Add half sugar. Whisk again till stiff.
Add rest of sugar. Whisk again
Pile over lemon mixture,take care to seal the edges.

Put on baking sheet. Middle shelf for
20 -30 mins.

If you want a really dry crumbly Meringue top then turn oven down further and bake longer.

Add another lemon and less water if you want it really lemony.

Tried and very tested Stork recipe book recipe, though I use butter.

Imboredinthehouse Thu 30-Apr-20 18:15:24

EchoElephant ignore the reference to pork -that could have resulted in a whole new dish -like the beef in the trifle Rachel made grin

campion less sugar in your recipe.

I’ve just benn shopping so will have to wait for my next shop for lemons, can’t wait.

campion Thu 30-Apr-20 18:20:49

Less sugar where?

campion Thu 30-Apr-20 18:22:38

Do you mean there is less sugar in my recipe ( than yours)?

campion Thu 30-Apr-20 18:25:08

Sorry...not yours @Imboredinthehouse.
I need to read these things more closely!

DramaAlpaca Thu 30-Apr-20 18:33:49

Delia Smith's is my go-to. You can find it on her website. It's perfect.

MrsWobble3 Thu 30-Apr-20 18:36:24

This is the one I use.

bookgirl1982 Thu 30-Apr-20 18:37:23

The one in paul Hollywood's how to bake is lovely

ICouldHaveBeenAContender Thu 30-Apr-20 22:23:03

DramaAlpaca yes, Delia's, it's a real winner and totally reliable.

I buy ready-made pastry cases (she makes her own).
My tip is to make the 'custard' filling well ahead of doing the meringue topping. Also, walk through the recipe first an make sure you have the right pans/jugs etc to hand to save some awkward juggling later (or maybe that's just me? I rewrote her recipe to help!)

Greywind1523 Fri 01-May-20 12:16:15

Thanks all smile

Hopefully I can get hold of the ingredients I’m missing and give one of these a go.

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