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Mom's sky-high lemon meringue pie

Combined together, the flaky crust, mouth-watering lemon filling and sweet meringue topping all make up this delicious pie.

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Ingredients
Pie Crust
  • 1-1⁄2 cups flour
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1⁄2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2-1⁄2 to 3 tablespoons ice water, divided

Lemon Filling
  • 1-1⁄2 cups sugar
  • 1⁄3 cup cornstarch
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1⁄2 cups water
  • 4 egg yolks, slightly beaten (save the egg whites for the meringue)
  • 2 to 2-1⁄2 tablespoons grated lemon zest (from about 4 medium lemons)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1⁄4 cup lemon juice (from about 2 medium lemons)

Meringue

  • 8 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1⁄3 cups superfine sugar
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