lemon meringue pie

Margaret’s Lemon Meringue Pie

March 14 was National Pi day, and I planned to bake a pie. That day Emily wasn’t feeling well and we thought she might be coming down with the stomach flu, so I skipped baking. The next day, she was feeling better and I decided to try baking my first lemon meringue pie ! It was super easy, super yummy, and after eating it that evening, Emily went into labor! Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

Crust:

  • One store-bought pie crust (I aspire to share a homemade, fool-proof pie crust with you at some point, but today is not the day!)

 

Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (if you like your pie extra tart, increase the quantity) 
  • zest from 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Meringue:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar

 

Instructions

Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Roll out crust to fit a 9″ pie plate.
  • Press crust into the pie plate and over the sides. Trim the edges, and crimp or leave as desired.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until crust is light golden brown.

 

I'm Tyler Moore 

My wife and I live with our three young girls in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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March 17, 2020

Lemon Meringue Pie

lemon meringue pie

Margaret’s Lemon Meringue Pie

March 14 was National Pi day, and I planned to bake a pie. That day Emily wasn’t feeling well and we thought she might be coming down with the stomach flu, so I skipped baking. The next day, she was feeling better and I decided to try baking my first lemon meringue pie ! It was super easy, super yummy, and after eating it that evening, Emily went into labor! Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

Crust:

  • One store-bought pie crust (I aspire to share a homemade, fool-proof pie crust with you at some point, but today is not the day!)

 

Filling:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (if you like your pie extra tart, increase the quantity) 
  • zest from 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons butter

Meringue:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon corn starch
  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar

 

Instructions

Crust:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Roll out crust to fit a 9″ pie plate.
  • Press crust into the pie plate and over the sides. Trim the edges, and crimp or leave as desired.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until crust is light golden brown.

 

March 17, 2020

Lemon Meringue Pie

About me

Hi, my name is Tyler Moore. My wife and I live with our three young daughters in a 700- square-foot apartment in New York City. I began my tidying journey when an early-30’s crisis invited me to reflect upon, challenge, and change my patterns of daily living. I quit my job as a school administrator, returned to teaching, and started Tidy Dad to help others tidy, simplify, and find joy in their lives. I firmly believe the tidying process can transform your life. I’d love for you to join me in exploring ways that tidying can make room for what’s important in life. 


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