Are you sick of pie yet? We hope not, because we are not done talking about it! Today’s recipe is one of our favorites— fluffy meringue over a sweet and tart lemony filling. Our new gluten free pie crust mix takes all of the guesswork out of the crust so you can focus on making that meringue as light and airy as can be. Have trouble separating egg whites? Try one of these fool-proof methods- simple or more complicated.
Lemon Meringue Pie
Contributed by: Sarah House for Bob’s Red Mill Test Kitchen
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 50 – 60 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
What you need
- ½ package Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Pie Crust Mix, prepared and chilled
- 1 cup Granulated Sugar (227g)
- ¼ cup Cornstarch (64g)
- ¼ tsp Salt (2g)
- Zest of 3 Lemons
- ¾ cup fresh Lemon Juice (5 – 10 lemons, depending on size) (180mL)
- 6 Eggs (300g)
- ¼ cup Granulated Sugar (57g)
- ¼ tsp Cream of Tartar (0.75g)
- 4 Egg Whites (80g)
Remove dough from the refrigerator and let sit at room temperature until malleable. Roll chilled dough into a 12-inch circle between two pieces of heavy-duty plastic wrap. Remove top layer of plastic; invert and center dough over a 9-inch nonstick pie pan. Press crust into place, then remove remaining plastic wrap. Trim edges and flute. Freeze for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425°F.
Line the frozen pie crust with parchment paper and fill with pie weights or dried beans. Cover the fluted edges with foil to prevent over-browning. Bake the pie crust at 425°F for 20 minutes. Immediately remove the pie weights, parchment paper and tin foil and let the crust cool to room temperature. Reduce oven temperature to 350°F.
To make the filling, combine the sugar, cornstarch, salt and lemon zest and mix until incorporated. Add the lemon juice and eggs and whisk until thoroughly combined.
For the meringue, place six clean egg whites in a very clean and dry mixing bowl and whisk until just frothy. Add the sugar and cream of tartar to the whites and whip until medium-stiff peaks have formed.
Pour the lemon filling into the baked and cooled pie crust and top with the meringue. Smooth decoratively with a rubber spatula or spoon.
Bake at 350°F until set (there will be no wobble when gently shook) and the meringue is lightly toasted, about 30 – 40 minutes.
Let cool at least 2 hours before serving.