Light Lemon Angel Pie

Enjoy this delicious light lemon angel pie garnished with lemon slices or grated lemon peel that’s perfect for a dessert.

  • prep time 45 min
  • total time 7 hr 30 min
  • ingredients 10
  • servings 8

Ingredients

1
cup sugar

Meringue Crust

3
egg whites (reserve yolks for filling)
1/4
teaspoon cream of tartar
3/4
cup sugar

Filling

2
tablespoons cornstarch
1/3
cup lemon juice
3
egg yolks
2
tablespoons grated lemon peel
3
to 4 drops yellow food color
1
(8-oz.) container frozen light whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 Heat oven to 250°F. Generously butter 9-inch pie pan. In large bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until frothy. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons at a time, beating at high speed until sugar is dissolved and stiff glossy peaks form, about 8 to 10 minutes. DO NOT UNDERBEAT. Spread meringue evenly over bottom and up sides of buttered pan.
  • 2 Bake at 250°F. for 1 hour. Turn oven off; let meringue crust cool in oven with door closed for 2 hours.
  • 3 Meanwhile, in medium saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar and cornstarch; mix well. Gradually stir in lemon juice until smooth. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils; boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. In small bowl, beat egg yolks; stir about 2 tablespoons hot mixture into egg yolks. Gradually stir yolk mixture into hot mixture. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until mixture boils. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in lemon peel and food color. Cover surface of filling with plastic wrap. Cool 45 minutes or until completely cooled.
  • 4 Fold whipped topping into filling. Pour into cooled meringue crust. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or overnight. If desired, garnish with thin lemon slices or grated lemon peel.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    270
    (
    Calories from Fat
    50),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    6g
    6%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    85mg
    85%;
    Sodium
    30mg
    30%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    52g
    52%
    (Dietary Fiber
    0g
    0%
      Sugars
    48g
    48%
    ),
    Protein
    2g
    2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    2%;
    Vitamin C
    8%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1/2 Starch; 3 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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