31 Days of Pie – Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

I have two cookbooks that are priceless. They both came from my grandmother’s church. All of the ladies, and a few men, contributed their best recipes for a community cookbook. This Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe was from one of the elderly gentleman in the church. I remember how my mom told me that he was a great cook. When I saw his name, I knew this was the Lemon Meringue Pie I needed to make.

Lemon Meringue Pie is tart and delicious.

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1/4 cup lemon juice, about 1 1/2 lemons
3/4 cup sugar
1 tablespoon butter
3/4 cup water
1 teaspoon cornstarch
2 egg yolks
2 whole eggs
Meringue
Baked Pie Crust

1. Cream butter with sugar. Then beat in eggs and yolks one at a time. Add lemon juice and beat well.

2. In saucepan, combine cornstarch and water, and mix until smooth. Add the sugar mixture and beat well. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook about 10 minutes until thickened. Pour into a baked pie shell.

3. Cover with meringue and bake at 325 until top is lightly browned, 10 – 20 minutes. Cool completely and chill before serving.

Lemon Meringue Pie is tart and delicious.

Not all of the pies I made were devoured. Let’s face it. Twenty something pies (plus baking tips) equals a whole lot of pie. However, this pie was gone in a couple of days. It is delicious. Just the right amount of tart and sweet. BUT the filling is very thin (in amount, not consistency). Next time I will double the recipe for more filling.

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This is a month long series where I share pie recipes and baking tips. Be sure to follow my pie Pinterest Board or check my 31 Days of Pie page to stay current on everything that is shared.

These posts were not sponsored, but all pies were baked in my LG double wall oven, which I was provided as a member of the LG VIP Blogger Team.

31 Days of Pie – Toffee Pie Recipe

I’m so excited that today Sharon from Mom of 6 (yes 6!) is joining me for both Momma Can Cook AND 31 Days of Pie. She is sharing one of her family’s favorite recipes, Toffee Pie.

Sharon is sharing one of her family's favorite recipes for Momma Can Cook and 31 Days of Pie. I hope you enjoy this Toffee Pie. recipe

My family has long been in love with sweet pies. Sure they go for fruit-filled pies too, especially now during the middle of apple picking season, but when I make this delicious toffee pie, they almost cannot wait for it to cool before digging in!

Terrific Toffee Pie

Now I like to make this toffee pie with a homemade pie crust. But I know that my husband would really prefer that I make this pie with a graham cracker crust! You can decide which way to go!

Toffee Pie-crust

Crust:
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) chilled unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
4 tablespoons (about) ice water filling 

Filling:
1/2 cup of butter, melted
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1 cup flour
1 cup of Heath pieces

Prepare the crust:

Mix flour and salt in a food processor. Add butter and cut in using on/off turns until mixture resembles coarse meal. Add 3 tablespoons ice water and process until moist clumps form, adding more water by teaspoonfuls if dough is dry. Gather dough into ball; flatten into disk. Wrap in plastic and chill 30 minutes.

Toffee Pie- filling

Prepare the filling:

Mix together the butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well. Add in the salt and flour, mix well and the fold in the Heath pieces.

Roll out your pie crust into a deep-dish pie pan, crimping the sides (I cheated and used a fork!). Pour the filling into the crust, and bake at 325 degrees for 1 hour until beautiful golden brown on top.

Toffee Pie- golden brown

Allow to cool (and set up) for 1-2 hours before serving. Serves 8.

Toffee Pie

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Sharon Rowley Head Shot 150 x 150 ThumbnailI’ve spent a little time with Sharon at a couple of blog conferences. She is a lovely person and a great parent. A huge thank you to her for sharing her Toffee Pie recipe. If you get a chance, I hope you’ll stop by to see her at Momof6 – a place where she writes about organizing your home, using a family calendar, creating household routines, hosting at-home birthday parties, and holding a DIY summer camp! You can also find her over on GreatFamilyRoadTrips- where she shares ideas and itineraries to inspire you to hit the road! Also be sure to like her on Facebook and follow her on Twitter.

31 Days of Pie is a month long series where I share pie recipes and baking tips. Be sure to follow my pie Pinterest Board or check my 31 Days of Pie page to stay current on everything that is shared.

Momma Can Cook is a weekly series where blogger share their favorite family recipes. For more great recipes be sure to follow my Momma Can Cook board on Pinterest or take a look at these from previous weeks:
Salmon Cakes
Easy Lasagna
Homemade Biscuits
Carmelitas
Campfire Stew
King Ranch Casserole
Easy Pizza Pie