Milk, sugar, lemon juice, butter, egg yolks and a smidgen of lemon rind are stirred together and then combined with beaten egg whites. This light and fluffy filling is then spooned into a pastry shell and baked until golden.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 1 (9 inch) pie shell
- 1 cup white sugar
- 2 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
- 1 tablespoon butter, melted
- 2 egg yolks, beaten
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 cup milk
- 2 egg whites
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a large bowl combine sugar, lemon rind, and lemon juice. Mix well, then stir in melted butter or margarine and egg yolks. Mix in flour. Slowly pour in milk while stirring. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
In a medium glass or metal bowl, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Fold into milk mixture. Pour mixture into pastry shell.
Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes, until golden brown on top.