Today felt like a Lemon Meringue pie day. It is a very cool 10 degrees, for a spring day. The
incentive also was Callum’s 30th birthday . This recipe was the one my mother used, all the male
family members seem to just love Lemon Meringue pie!
1 1/2 cups of water
1 cup sugar
3 rounded tablespoons of cornflour
1 lemon juice and rind
a nob of butter
Heat the oven to 180 c and cook pastry in a ovenproof dish.( nowadays I buy sheets of frozen puff pastry it makes it quick and easy)
In a saucepan mix cornflour and sugar then slowly add the water, bring to the boil and cook 3 mins. Take off the element.
Add nob of butter, yolks and lemon (rind and juice) I still manage to get a few pips staying in the pie!
Pour into cooked pastry case cover with meringue made with stiffly heated eggs whites and 3 tablespoons of sugar.
Return to the oven to brown the top. Serve cold or just warm with cream.