Lemon meringue pie is a classic dessert loved for its vibrant citrus flavor and fluffy meringue topping. For those following a gluten-free lifestyle, achieving the perfect texture and taste in a lemon meringue pie can be a challenge. Fortunately, with Judee's Meringue Powder, you can create a sensational gluten-free Lemon Meringue Pie that rivals the traditional version. Join us as we explore how Judee's Meringue Powder adds a light and airy meringue topping to this tangy and irresistible dessert.
Judee's Meringue Powder:
Judee's Meringue Powder is a versatile ingredient that simplifies the process of making meringue-based desserts. Crafted from a blend of cornstarch, egg whites, sugar, and other ingredients, this convenient powder ensures consistent results and eliminates the need for fresh egg whites. With Judee's Meringue Powder, you can achieve a luscious and stable meringue topping for your lemon meringue pie, all while ensuring it remains gluten-free.
Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe:
Now, let's dive into the recipe for a tantalizing Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Pie using Judee's Meringue Powder!
For the crust:
1 ½ cups gluten-free graham cracker crumbs
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For the filling:
1 ½ cups granulated sugar
⅓ cup cornstarch
¼ teaspoon salt
1 ½ cups water
4 large egg yolks
⅔ cup fresh lemon juice
Zest of 2 lemons
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
For the meringue topping:
4 tablespoons Judee's Meringue Powder
½ cup water
½ cup granulated sugar
¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
- In a mixing bowl, combine the gluten-free graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Stir until the crumbs are evenly coated.
- Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of a 9-inch pie dish to form the crust. Bake for 10 minutes, then remove from the oven and set aside to cool.
- In a medium saucepan, whisk together the granulated sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually whisk in the water until the mixture is smooth.
- Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil.
- In a separate bowl, whisk the egg yolks. Gradually whisk in about ½ cup of the hot sugar mixture to temper the eggs. Then, whisk the egg mixture back into the saucepan.
- Cook the filling mixture over medium heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens and reaches a pudding-like consistency.
- Remove the saucepan from the heat and whisk in the lemon juice, lemon zest, and butter until well combined.
- Pour the lemon filling into the cooled pie crust, spreading it evenly.
- In a clean mixing bowl, combine Judee's Meringue Powder and water. Beat on high speed until soft peaks form.
- Gradually add the granulated sugar and cream of tartar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Finally, beat in the vanilla extract.
- Spread the meringue over the lemon filling, making sure to seal the edges of the pie crust.
- Bake the pie for 10-12 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown.
- Remove the pie from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack before serving.
With Judee's Meringue Powder, you can effortlessly create a show-stopping Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Pie that is sure to impress. The tangy lemon filling paired with the light and airy meringue topping is a match made in dessert heaven. Embrace the joy of gluten-free baking and indulge in the sensational flavors of this classic pie. Your taste buds will thank you as you savor each bite of this delightful and gluten-free treat, made possible by Judee's Meringue Powder.