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Category: Desserts

Bullock's Heavenly Lemon Pie

Dear SOS: I'd love the recipe for Bullock's Lemon Meringue Pie published some time back. Melba Colmer Manhattan Beach Dear Melba: It was called Heavenly Lemon Pie and served in the tearooms of the old Bullock's department stores. It still ... Read more

Total time: 2 hours 20 minutes plus 2 hours chilling and 2 hours standing | Serves 8

Meringue crust

  • 4 egg whites
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Nonstick cooking spray

Step 1Beat egg whites on high speed until soft peaks form, 3 to 4 minutes. Gradually add sugar, beating until stiff but not dry. Blend in juice. Coat 9-inch pie pan with nonstick cooking spray. Spoon meringue mixture into pan, and with a tablespoon, push mixture up around edges to form pie shell. Bake at 200 degrees 2 hours. Cool.

Filling

  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • Grated zest and juice of 1 large lemon
  • 2 cups whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 tablespoon powdered sugar

Step 1Beat egg yolks with sugar, lemon zest and juice until light in color and slightly thickened. Cook, stirring, in top of double boiler set over, but not touching, simmering water until thickened, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and cool thoroughly. Fold in half of whipped cream. Turn into Meringue Crust and refrigerate at least 2 hours to set. Fold powdered sugar into remaining whipped cream and spread over chilled pie.

Each serving:
591 calories; 226 mg sodium; 188 mg cholesterol; 25 grams fat; 80 grams carbohydrates; 15 grams protein; 0.18 gram fiber.
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