My dad absolutely loves lemon meringue pie. I decided to make these in the little premade graham cracker crusts you can get in the baking isle. They worked perfectly and were a big hit with dad! I hope you try them, you will love them!
- 1 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup cornstarch
- 2 cups water
- 5 egg yolks
- 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
- 2 Tablespoons butter
- the zest of 1 lemon
For the meringue:
- 5 egg whites
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
Preheat your oven to 350*
Prepare your tartlets. Brush the inside with egg white that you have beaten with a fork. Bake them for 5 minutes, then set aside. (you will need about 15)
Place the water, sugar, cornstarch and egg yolks into a medium saucepan. Whisk together, then cook over medium heat, whisking till it comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute. Take off the heat then stir in the lemon juice, zest and butter. Whisk till it is well blended.
Now fill your tart shells, set aside.
Place the 5 egg whites, powdered sugar and cream of tartar into your mixer with the whisk attachment. Whip till a firm peak forms. Now place the meringue in a large piping bag with a large tip and pipe the meringue onto the tarts.
Place them into the hot oven and bake them till the meringue is nicely browned all over.
Remove from the oven and let them cool to room temperature.
Now grab a cup of coffee, a tart and enjoy!