Luscious Meringue Lemon Pie

Luscious Meringue Lemon Pie

Looking for a classic dessert? Then check out this sweet and citrusy pie made with Rice Chex® cereal.

Prep Time

45

Minutes

Total Time

4:00

Hrs:Mins

Makes

8

servings

Crust
4
cups Rice Chex® cereal
2
tablespoons potato starch flour
1/4
cup sunflower or canola oil or melted ghee
2
tablespoons packed brown sugar
1/8
teaspoon salt
1
whole egg
Filling
4
egg yolks
1
cup water
1
cup granulated sugar
1/3
cup lemon juice
6
tablespoons cornstarch
1
tablespoon melted ghee or sunflower oil
Meringue
4
egg whites
1/2
cup granulated sugar
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 9-inch glass pie plate with cooking spray (without flour).
  2. In food processor, place cereal. Cover; process until crushed. Add remaining crust ingredients. Cover; process until crumbly. Press mixture into pie plate, starting in center and pressing up side. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on cooling rack.
  3. In 3-quart saucepan, beat egg yolks, water, 1 cup granulated sugar, the lemon juice and cornstarch with whisk until well blended. Cook on high heat, stirring constantly with whisk until thickened. Remove from heat; stir in ghee until incorporated. Pour filling into crust.
  4. In medium bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on high speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Spoon meringue onto hot filling, spreading to edges to seal. Bake 15 minutes or until meringue is golden brown. Cool on cooling rack 30 minutes. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours before serving.
Makes 8 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Use a glass or metal bowl when beating eggs for a meringue. Plastic bowls have just enough oil to ruin meringue.
If you are avoiding corn products, substitute 6 tablespoons potato starch flour for the cornstarch in the filling.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 370
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 2 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 135mg;
  • Sodium 210mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 61g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 42g),
  • Protein 5g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 4;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.