My aunt Jules infamous lemon meringue pie

My aunt Jules (my mom’s sister) has been well-known for years (if not decades) for her amazing Lemon Meringue Pie… she managed to get the pastry just right, the lemon middle – just tart enough and the meringue on the top is perfectly browned but still lovely and sticky meringue-y!

She recently had heart surgery which results in a few complications – so we are all still concerned for her health – so this is my gesture for her 😉 – publishing and showcasing one of her many amazing recipes!!

Mom and I have amazing memories when I was in junior school in Cape Town, of going to Jules and her family for Sunday lunch! It was always a full on Roast with ALL the trimmings and the most phenomenal crispy roast potatoes… and desserts afterwards were always exciting! Mom and Jules also went through a patch where they experimented with new dessert recipes every week … some were amazing and some were *um*… interesting?!? *um*… different?!? Which is now the code words for *HELL NO… this is not my favourite… but I will eat it because I don’t want to waste it* 🙂

Lemon Meringue Pie

185g butter (melted)

2 cups flour

1 Tablespoon sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

2 tins of condensed milk

Juice of 3-4 lemons

lemon rind

5 eggs (separated)

pinch of salt

2 Tablespoons caster sugar

  1. Microwave butter to melt
  2. Add flour, sugar and baking powder
  3. Lightly knead and place into a greased pie plate
  1. Bake at 180C for 15-20min
  2. Mix condense milk with lemon rind and lemon juice (strained) – and remember you can always add more lemon juice to make it more tart, but you can’t take any of it if you have added too much!!
  3. Separate 5 eggs
  4. Add yolk to condense milk mixture and place on pastry
  1. add pinch of salt to egg whites and mix to a foam
  2. Add caster sugar slowly to create a silky egg mixture and place on top of the pie
  1. Bake for 5-10minutes until meringue starts to brown
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9 thoughts on “My aunt Jules infamous lemon meringue pie

  1. I actually had a dream about this pie. Seriously. And then I woke up and had the leftover piece for breakfast. It was just that damn good. THANK YOU!!! 🙂

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