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How To Make Lemon Meringue Pie
You Will Need
For the pastry:
  • 1 1/2 c. flour
  • 2 tbsp. confectioners' sugar
  • 2/3 c. of unsalted butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • For the filling:
  • 1 c. simple syrup
  • 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 1/4 c. water
  • 1/2 c. lemon juice
  • 1/4 c. unsalted butter
  • 2 tsp. grated lemon rind
  • 3 egg yolks
  • For the meringue:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • Equipment:
  • Sifter
  • Plastic wrap
  • Rolling pin
  • Wax paper
  • Pie plate
  • Rice for the pie plate
  • Electric mixer
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    Steps
    step 1Mix flour, sugar, and butter
    Sift the plain flour and confectionersí sugar into the bowl. Then add the butter and mix with your hands, squeezing the butter into the flour and sugar.
    step 2Mix in the egg and water
    Knead the mixture into buttery dough and add the egg yolk and water. Mix again with your hands, and then wrap it with plastic wrap and stick it in the fridge for half an hour.
    step 3Mix initial filling ingredients
    Mix in a saucepan over low heat the simple syrup, flour, water, and lemon juice. Stir the mixture evenly and bring it to a rapid boil until it thickens.
    spacer tip The thickening will happen quickly, so be sure to watch the mixture closely.
    step 4Add butter, lemon rinds, and eggs
    Add the butter, lemon rind, and egg yolks. Mix quickly until the butter melts and the eggs and rinds are all mixed in. Turn off the heat and set the mixture aside.
    spacer tip Mix the eggs in quickly so they do not cook separately and then let the mixture cool.
    step 5Prepare the crust
    Roll out the dough, spread it evenly into the pie plate, and put wax paper on top. Fill the pie plate with rice to weigh down the crust for baking, and then bake at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes.
    step 6Remove the rice and paper
    Remove the rice and the paper, bake for another 15 minutes, and then let it cool for 10 minutes. Then turn the oven down to 180 degrees.
    step 7Mix meringue ingredients
    In a separate bowl, mix the egg whites with an electric mixer and gradually add the sugar, until the mixture forms stiff, shiny peaks. Spread the lemon filling evenly over the piecrust and then add the meringue on top.
    step 8Bake, cool, and serve
    Bake the pie for 5 minutes at 180 degrees, and then let it sit and cool for about 45 minutes. Eat and enjoy.
     
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