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Posted: January 01, 2024 by I-330

A yummy lemon meringue pie recipe :3

PIE! :

Happy new year! I haven't posted in a while, and while I have been working on cool technical projects, none of them are finished enough for me to write anything interesting about them. Because of this, I figured I'd share an easy and delicious lemon pie recipe instead :)) It's very yummy and can be made easily with basic store-bought ingredients and little baking knowledge. The ingredients and instructions do not need to be followed to a T, and I have found that trusting your own instincts will lead to the best results :3

Ingredients :

- 3 Eggs
- 1 Can of sweetened condensed milk (14oz) [i personally recommend La Lechera if you can find it]
- 1 Box of graham crackers
- 1-2 bars of salted butter (depending on size and consistency of crust)
- 1/2 cup of fresh squeezed lemon juice
- 1 tbsp of sugar

Instructions :

> First pre-heat your oven to 400°f (200°c)

> Next, to create the crust for your pie, crush graham crackers and butter together into a ~9in pie pan until you have a solid but still moist dough (This is easier if the butter is just a little soft). Spread this around the bottom and edges of your pie pan until you are happy with the crust. Typically I like a thin pie crust, but this tastes good thin or thick ;))

> To create the pie batter, first separate the yolk and whites from three eggs, putting the yolks and whites in separate mixing bowls.

> In the bowl with the egg yolks, mix one can of condensed milk as well as 1/2 cup of lemon juice. Mix gently until evenly distributed.

> In the egg white bowl, beat in a table spoon of sugar until you have a stiff meringue. You can add vanilla extract and a pinch of salt to the meringue if you want to add some extra flavor. (This process is much much quicker if you use a hand/stand mixer, though it is possible with just a whisk)

> Once both the filling and the meringue are completed, pour the filling into your pie mold and then gently spread your meringue on top.

> Finally, lower your oven temp to 350 and let your pie bake for around 15 minutes or until the meringue is a good golden brown.

> Remove the pie from the oven and then let cool for 10-20 minutes before refrigerating

Finale :

I know this isn't my usual type of post, but i figured I should write up something, and this is one of my favorite recipes to make. If you have any questions at all, or if you would like to recommend an adjustment, feel free to reach out to me :33 Happy baking!