Mrs. Handy’s Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe



1½ Cup Sugar

1/3 cup cornstarch

1½ cup hot water

3 egg yolks, slightly beaten

3 Tablespoons butter

¼ cup lemon juice (I ALWAYS use fresh)

4 teaspoons (1 1/3 Tablespoon) fresh grated lemon rind

3 egg whites

¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

6 Tablespoons sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla

Mix sugar, cornstarch and water in saucepan.  Stir and boil for one (1) minute.  Beat 1/3 hot mixture into egg yolks.  Add to saucepan mixture.  Boil one (1) minute longer, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat and blend in butter, lemon juice and lemon rind.  Pour into baked 9 inch pie shell.  Beat egg whites until peaks form.  Sprinkle in cream of tartar and sugar and beat well, then add vanilla, beating again.  Spread on pie, being sure to seal edges and bake at 350º until golden brown.  (ten to fifteen minutes, probably, but keep close check on it.


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3 responses to “Mrs. Handy’s Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

  1. thanx maryann 🙂 you’re a gem!

  2. Thank you…I love a good lemon pie!!

  3. Hi dear Mary; how is sweet mama?  I thank you for the recipe.  I was also wanting it after reading your post about the pies.  I’ve never once had a piece of lemon pie so I’ll have to try my hand at it some time.  Have a lovely day!

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