Light Lemon Angel Pie

  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 7 hr 30 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 8
Light Lemon Angel Pie

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

Steps

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  • 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.

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Tips

Expert Tips

  • This meringue shell is crisp and dry. The moist filling slowly softens the meringue, making the pie easy to cut and serve the following day.
  • In our testing, we baked the meringue in both a metal and a glass pie pan. The metal pan produces a drier meringue; the glass pan looks nicer for serving purposes. Meringue will not dry properly when the humidity is high.
  • Garnish slices of this pie with thin lemon slices set on fresh mint leaves.

Nutritional Information

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
Calories from Fat
50
% Daily Value
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Cholesterol
85mg
28%
Sodium
30mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
52g
17%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
48g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
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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