One of my favorite recipes: Lemon Pie

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I made this pie for my birthday. It didn’t last a second after the «happy birthday» song. You should know that you need some time to bake this because it is divided into three different processes. I have to say this is one of my favorite desserts so that is why I learned how to bake it.

Ingredients for the crust:

– 150 gr butter (room temperature)

– 1 3/4 cups flour

– 1 whole egg

– 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

– 1 teaspoon sugar

– 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

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Directions:

– Pre heat oven to 375 degrees.

– In a bowl mix butter, eggs and vanilla extract. Slowly add flour, sugar and cinnamon. Mix with your hands until you have a firm ball. Spread in a pie pan and pinch the crust several times with a fork.

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– Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust gets golden. Let cool.

Ingredients for the filling:

– 1 can condensed milk

– 3 egg yolks (save the egg whites for the meringue)

– 1/2 cup lemon juice

– 1 tablespoon lemon zest

Instructions:

– Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour over the already cooled crust. Now it’s time to make the meringue.

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Meringue ingredients: 

– 3 egg whites

– 3/4 cup confectioners sugar

– 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar

Instructions:

– In a bowl mix the egg whites and slowly add the confectioners sugar and the cream of tartar. Make sure you electric mixer is grease-free and very clean because the meringue will not come out as expected. Mix until your meringue form nice peaks. Pour the mix into a piping bag and decorate your pie as desired.

– Bake for 15 more minutes or until the meringue gets brown peaks.

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Enjoy!