Gluten Free Lemon Meringue Pie

The way my husband puts it, “I wish cherry pie was my favorite, because I love cherry pie.  But nothing can compete with lemon meringue.”

And he’s totally right.  

IMG_0049

Before you begin, I’ll tell you that there is a specific order in which to assemble this pie.  Crust, Meringue and Filling.

See, first you have to lightly bake the crust, then you make the meringue…and then you make the lemon filling, which you put directly into the crust and then put the meringue right on top while it’s still hot.  So, if you do it in order, the pie is perfectly assembled!  No muss, no fuss.

Here is what you need to make this amazinglicious pie that will win you awards and accolades across the board:

Crust:

  • 1 cup Gluten Free Bisquick
  • 5 Tbsp cold butter
  • 3 Tbsp cold cream cheese
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tbsp water
  1. Preheat the oven to 400F, and put a pan of water in the rack underneath.
  2. Put the Gluten Free Bisquick into a mixing bowl, and then add in the butter and cream cheese.
  3. Cut the butter and cream cheese into the Bisquick until it’s crumbly.  Feel free to use your clean hands for this
  4. IMG_0036
  5. Add the vinegar and water and mix until it is well combined.
  6. Spray or rub butter in the pie dish, and then start forming the pie crust into the dish.
  7. IMG_0037
  8. Bake for 10 minutes
  9. Take out and let cool, for about 30 minutes.

Meringue:

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 Tbsp sugar
  • A hefty pinch of Cream of Tartar
  1. Place the egg whites into your Kitchen Aid bowl, or into a bowl for a hand mixer
  2. Beat the egg whites until soft peaks forms
  3. Add the sugar and Cream of Tartar until stiff peaks form

Lemon Filling:

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • Hefty pinch of kosher salt
  • 1 cup of lemon juice
  • The zest of 6 lemons
  1. Put the 4 egg yolks in a bowl and whisk away
  2. In a saucepan, add the cornstarch, water, sugar and salt.  Whisk this, as well, and bring to a boil for one minute.
  3. Remove the pan from heat, and start drizzling the yolks into the pan while stirring vigorously.  You don’t really want to cook the yolks, just incorporate it into the mix.
  4. Once all the yolks have been stirred in, return the pan to the burner and boil for a brief minute.
  5. Remove again and add the lemon juice and lemon zest and just stir away.
  6. Once this is finished, pour it gently into the crust
  7. IMG_0038
  8. Once this is done, use a spatula and gently smooth the meringue on top of the filling.  Make sure you cover the whole pie, as far as the pie pan will let you.
  9. IMG_0042
  10. Bake this for 10 minutes
  11. Let cool completely before eating…put it in the fridge after it is cooled down to room temperature.

IMG_0049

 Honestly, this was the best pie I have ever made….in my LIFE.

IMG_0050

 

Advertisements

One thought on “Gluten Free Lemon Meringue Pie

  1. […] Gluten Free Lemon Meringue Pie: by tamarah.org Trust me, it took me a while to not only get the hang of reading labels and understanding foods, but mostly relearning how to eat…and getting out of denial (“but sandwich bread doesn’t count!”  yes, it does. So does soy sauce, despite my protestations). I’ve been gluten free for about 8 years officially, and probably a lot longer unofficially.  Because once you reach the point where you actually have a name for all these weird symptoms, you’ll actually have already cut out foods that don’t react well with you.  I cut out macaroni and cheese before I was 20, besides it being one of my favorite foods when I was in college; I had to cut out bread sticks after I passed out after eating a couple while watching a movie with my husband ; and the last bagel I had left me in hives, so that’s gone.   By the time I actually had the term “Celiac” to explain what was going on, I was already on the path of going gluten free.  I just needed some additional knowledge to help me get there and start recovering.  Unfortunately, this is when it started getting confusing.  I wasn’t raised by nutritionists or chefs, so my ability to pick out food and cook it well was a huge challenge.  Long story short, I was tired of “hidden” gluten labeled under different names, or not named at all, and just started cooking everything from scratch. So this is where it got interesting… […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s