Magic Lemon Pie Recipe

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Friends and family are sure to love this dessert on any occasion.
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one pie SERVINGS


  • 1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind OR 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 eggs, separated
  • 1 (8- or 9-inch) graham cracker OR baked pie crust
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 4 tablespoons sugar


  • Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, lemon rind or extract, and egg yolks; stir until mixture thickens.
  • Pour into chilled graham cracker crust or cooled pie crust.
  • In a medium bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on high speed until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually beat in sugar on medium speed, 1 tablespoon at a time; beat 4 minutes longer, or until sugar is dissolved and stiff glossy peaks form.
  • Spread meringue over pie, carefully sealing to edge of crust to prevent meringue from shrinking.
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until meringue is lightly browned. Cool.
  • Store leftovers, covered, in refrigerator. These recipes are from the January 2006 issue of Heart of the Home.
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