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Ingredients

1-9 inch baked pie shell
3 tablespoons cornstarch
1-1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
3 eggs, separated
1-1/2 cup boiling water
4 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

Combine cornstarch, sugar, lemon juice and lemon rind. Beat egg yolks; add to cornstarch mixture. Gradually add boiling water. Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over direct heat and then boil gently 4 minutes. Pour into pie shell. Beat egg whites stiff, but not dry. Gradually beat in 4 tablespoons sugar. Spread meringue over pie, sealing edges to crust. Bake 4 to 7 minutes in a 400-degree oven. Cool pie away from drafts.

Lee VanHerzeele
Geneseo



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