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A delicious classic featuring a zesty lemon filling and fluffy meringue topping!


  • 1/2 c. plus 2 Tbsp. pastry flour
  • 1 c. plus 6 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 c. whole milk
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • Zest of 1 lemon, grated
  • 1 pre-baked pastry shell



  • Combine flour, 1 c. sugar, and salt in upper part of a double boiler
  • Beat egg yolks until light, add milk, and blend with dry ingredients
  • Place over hot water and cook, stirring constantly for 10 minutes
  • Remove from heat, add lemon juice and zest, stirring gently
  • When cool, add to pre-baked pastry shell
  • Beat egg whites and 6 Tbsp. sugar until stiff, add on top of mixture in pastry shell
  • Bake at 325° F for about 15 minutes



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April Cowperthwait
Written by: April Cowperthwait

April has over 15 years of experience working with residents in their Cottage home. She has worked in the Cottage in a variety of roles, giving her a unique perspective and a true understanding of what challenges our seniors and their families face. She has two children, Alyssa and Jackson.

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