Thursday, April 28, 2011

Maribess' Lemon Meringue

My dear friend, Maribess...
One of THE best cooks I know!

My husband and I visited Maribess and her husband, Don, recently. One of her "kitchen kreations" was this delicious lemon pie. It was the best I have ever eaten!

Doesn't this just make your mouth water???

Maribess' Fresh Lemon Pie

1 1/2 c. sugar
7 Tbsp. cornstarch
3/4 c. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c. cold water
3 egg yolks, beaten
2 Tbsp. butter
1 1/2 c. boiling water
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
yellow food coloring

1 Tbsp. cornstarch
8 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 c. water
3 egg whites
pinch of salt

In a 2-3 qt. sauce pan, mix sugar, etc. Blend. Add egg yolks and blend thoroughly. Add water, stirring gently constantly, with rubber spatula.
Gradually bring mixture to a full boil, stirring gently and constantly with spatula over med. to high heat. Reduce heat slightly as mixture begins to thicken. Boil slowly for 1 min.
Remove from heat and stir in grated peel and food coloring. Pour hot filling into baked shell. Let stand, allowing a thin film to form while preparing the meringue.

Meringue that won't weep (shouldn't)...
Cook together until clear: cornstarch, 8 Tbsp. sugar and water. Cool. Add egg whites and salt, which have been beaten until foamy and are standing in peaks. Continue beating until stiff peaks form. Pile on pie and bake at 325 degrees until golden brown.

Maribess' note: I make this with Meyer lemons which are sweeter than the ordinary lemons. If not using Meyer lemons, cut lemon juice to 1/2 c. and cornstarch to 6 Tbsp.

Makes one pie

There just aren't many friends like Maribess who you don't see often (we live at opposite ends of the state and through the years have lived in different countries), but we can still pick up the phone and call at any time. Our friendship spans almost 40 years. I'm so blessed to have her in my life!

It's Foodie Friday at
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You'll find me posted there along with others sharing
their tasty treats!

I am also linking to
Sweet Tooth Friday


Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Looks yummy, Karen. Great friends are such a blessing!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

Looks delicious, and please tell Maribess! What a blessing to have such a wonderful friend in your life.

Rita said...

Oh, I can just taste that lemon pie right now! Yum, yum! Aren't friends who are lifelong friends the best? You are blessed!

Rettabug said...

This is, hands down, my very most favorite dessert on the face of the earth! It would be my last meal if I was on death row! LOL

Copying down Maribess' recipe...please tell her 'thank you' for me? Her version is quite different from the one I've been making. I look forward to trying it.

Long time friends are truly a blessing.

Allison @ Alli 'n Son said...

This just looks fantastic! Thanks to your wonderful friend for bring this recipe into your life.

I'd love to have you share this recipe on my weekly link-up, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

Jacqueline said...

What a fabulous looking pie. We had some friends from Hawaii that theirs looked like that! So huge and luscious.

carolinaheartstrings said...

What a yummy looking pie. Great job with the meringue!

Lori E said...

I think you just got Maribess a bunch of new best friends. Yummo.

A Vintage Chic said...

What a lovely friend you have, Karen...and what a delicious looking lemon meringue pie! Thanks for sharing her recipe...

Hope your day is wonderful, my friend!


Theresa said...

Yes, my mouth IS watering! What a beautiful pie and so tasty looking too:) Thanks for sharing your gorgeous friend and her recipe for this wonderful treat!

Have a blessed day dear Karen, HUGS!

Kathiey said...

My Husband loves Lemon Meringue. I am going to give this recipe a try for him. Thanks for you post:-)