Southern Style Lemon Meringue Pie – My Dad’s favorite!

Depending upon how tart you like your lemon pie to be, choose the appropriate lemons. Meyers Lemons are sweeter as they are hybrid lemon mixed with a mandarine orange.  Whereas the standard lemon is much tarter – which I like!  I love the contrast between the sweet creamy meringue and that slight pucker in the lemon curd.  Oh, I get tingly just thinking about it.
3 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest

Plus make pie crust.  I used a Crisco recipe that includes egg and vinegar.  Tastes like shortbread.

Meringue – Double this if you want a big cloud!
Beat 4 egg whites, add 1/4 c white sugar, and 1/8 tsp cream of tarter.
Spinkle with lemon zest for that old fashioned look.
Bake at 375 for 8-12 minutes until brown.

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