This one's for you Dad...
My Dad loved lemon pie. Those of you that knew him, know he was not much of a cook or baker. On occasion, he'd make a lemon pie from scratch though. Sometimes it didn't turn out quite right, but usually it was pretty good.
The day he went in the hospital, I made him this lemon pie. We snuck a piece in for him that night. Yum. I made us another one today for Thanksgiving.
My go to lemon pie recipe comes from this cookbook:
My Mom had this book for as long as I remember and it was our 'go to' book for several things.
Lemon Meringue Pie
1-1/2 cups sugar
3 tbs cornstarch
3 tbs flour
1-1/2 cups hot water
3 slightly beaten egg yolks
2 tbs butter
1/3 cup lemon juice
Mix sugar, cornstarch, flour, and salt. Gradually add hot water, stirring constantly. Cook and stir over med high heat until thick and boiling. Stir and boil 2 minutes.
Remove from heat.
Add a bit of hot mixture to egg yolks. Gradually return to hot mixture. Bring to boiling and cook 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add butter and slowly add lemon juice, mixing well. Pour into pie shell.
meringue: beat egg whites until stiff, add sugar. Spread over pie and bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned.
Cool before serving.