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Recipe: Lemon Meringue Pie - Little Observationist
What does one do on a rainy Sunday afternoon? Bake a lemon meringue pie, of course (what else?). This one was Jorge’s request so I dug around for a recipe and stumbled upon this one by Taste of Home that looked easy enough for a first attempt. It turned out to be a tasty treat apart from the fact that the meringue but never really connected to the lemon bit. Worth the effort though! Ingredients: CRUST: 1-1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup shortening (found this in Partridges’ American section) 3 tablespoons cold water FILLING: 1-1/4 cups sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch (same as cornflour) 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 1-1/2 cups water 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten 2 tablespoons butter 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel 1/3 cup lemon juice MERINGUE: 1/2 cup sugar, divided 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/2 cup cold water 4 egg whites 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Start with your crust. Preheat the oven to 425F / 220C Mix together your flour and salt. Chop in the shortening until you have crumbs. Slowly add in the water, using a fork to toss around the dough. Eventually it will form a ball at the center of …