Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Pie

Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Pie

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Course: Dessert, Sweet Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dessert Recipe, gluten-free pie recipe, lemon meringue pie recipe, pie recipe, Snack Recipe

Ingredients

Lemon Filling

  • 1 ¼ cup sugar
  • cup corn starch
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 ¼ cup water
  • ½ cup lemon juice, fresh
  • zest of 4 lemons
  • 4  egg yolks
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 4 egg whites, at room temperature
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ cup of powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Meringue Pie Crust  (one 9-inch crust)

  • 2 large egg whites
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • tsp teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

METHOD:

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees.  Whisk the sugar, corn starch, and salt together.  Whisk in the water, lemon juice, and zest.  Whisk the egg yolks until no streaks remain and then add to the lemon mixture.  Place the filling mixture in a large pot over medium heat.  Add the butter.  Bring to a simmer, stirring constantly.  Let cook for an additional minute.  Filling should be very thick.  Pour the filling into the warm crust and lay plastic wrap down onto the filling.  Beat egg whites on medium speed until foamy.  Add the cream of tartar and beat until soft peaks form.  Add the sugar very gradually, then beat on high until the peaks are stiff and glossy, but not dry.  Add the vanilla extract and beat for another few seconds.
    Pour the thickened lemon mixture onto the meringue crust. Bake for 10-15 minutes. Cool to cut.


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