Classic Lemon Pie

Ingredients

  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup milk
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 large egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie crust
  • 3 large egg whites
  • ⅓ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Combine sugar, milk, butter, lemon juice, egg yolks, cornstarch, and lemon zest in a medium saucepan. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick, 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat, cover, and let cool, about 30 minutes.

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  • Step 2

    Fold in sour cream; pour into the baked pie crust. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.

  • Step 3

    Beat egg whites, sugar, and cornstarch together in a bowl using an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue on top of filling, right up to the edge of the crust.

  • Step 4

    Set an oven rack about 6 inches from the heat source and preheat the oven’s broiler.

  • Step 5

    Broil in the preheated oven until meringue is lightly browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Serve immediately.

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