Birthday Lemon Ice Box Meringue Pie

Discussion in 'Desserts' started by kathrynn, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I made this pie for Lynn's Birthday yesterday.  It's really easy and tastes soooo good!

    Ice Box Lemon Meringue Pie

    1 can of sweetened Condensed milk

    1/2 cup fresh lemon juice

    2 large eggs, separated

    grind of one lemon (I know they mean zest....old recipe)

    1/4 tsp lemon extract (optional...I never use)

    1 8 inch graham cracker pie crust (I like the shortbread kind)

    2 Tablespoons sugar

    1/4 tsp cream of tartar

    Blend the milk, juice, egg yolks, lemon rind and extract until it thickens

    Pour into pie shell

    Cover with meringue made by:

    beating the egg whites and cream of tartar until stiff peaks form.  Add sugar gradually and continue beating.

    Bake pie in a 350 degree oven until meringue is golden brown (about 20 minutes).  Chill before least one hour.

    Serves 6-8

    (this came from one of my Grandmother's Alabama Home Ec Teacher's cook books from the '60's)

    Pie filling in the crust waiting for the meringue

    This is about how I like the meringue to look for this pie before putting it on the pie filling.

    Pie after baking for about 20 minutes

    It was delish!  Thanks for looking!

  2. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Oh Man, Kat, you're killin' me!  Love me some Lemon Meringue pie!  And yours looks awesome...


    Last edited: Apr 23, 2013
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well thank you mixer needed for the filling...just the meringue.  You can do it!!!

  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Can you smoke this over lemon wood [​IMG]

    Looks great!
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hmmmm......I don't know...I bet you would try it!  Maybe the meringue would look kindof dirty tho!  [​IMG]

  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Gotta copy this for Mrs Bear!!

    I'd love that like I love her Raspberry Pie!!!


  7. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    We've baked pies in my DO's over coals while camping!
  8. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    that would work!  Just need to "cook/brown" the meringue...the filling with the eggs...eggs got "cooked" with the lemon juice.


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