Tuesday, August 17, 2010


This recipe for lemon pie is from an old Iowa church dinner.

1 prebaked 9-inch pie crust
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup sugar
1/8 tsp salt
2 cups hot water
2 egg yolks, beaten (save whites to make meringue)
1 tbsp butter
1/3 cup bottled lemon juice or the juice of one lemon with the rind grated

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Mix the flour, salt, and sugar together in the top part of a double boiler pan. Add the butter and 1/3 cup of the water. Stir to blend. Add the egg yolks and mix in well. Set the pan on top of the bottom which has hot water. Add the remaining water and the lemon juice. Cook, stirring constantly, over the hot water until the mixture is thickened. Pour the filling into the prepared pie crust. Top with meringue and bake until the meringue is browned. Cool completely before cutting.

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