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Betty’s “To Die For” Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

Slice of lemon meringue pie

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In this video, Betty demonstrates how to make her “To Die For” Lemon Meringue Pie. This is the quintessential Southern version of homemade lemon meringue pie. It is a beautiful pie, and the taste is out of this world!


3 egg yolks (Save the 3 egg whites for meringue; let egg whites sit at room temperature.)
1 ½ cups water
½ cup lemon juice
1 ¼ cups sugar
1/3 cup cornstarch
3 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 ½ teaspoons lemon extract
9-inch baked Betty’s Super Easy Press-in-Pan Pie Crust
Betty’s Killer Meringue for Cream Pies

Combine 3 egg yolks, 1 ½ cups water, ½ cup lemon juice, 1 ¼ cups sugar, and 1/3 cup cornstarch in the top of a double boiler. Mix well. Bring water to a boil in double boiler; reduce heat, and cook egg mixture over hot water, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Boil 1 minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in 3 tablespoons butter, 2 tablespoons white vinegar, and 1 ½ teaspoons lemon extract, making sure that all ingredients are incorporated into the pie filling. Pour immediately into baked 9-inch pie crust, and smooth out the top with the back of a spoon. Make meringue for topping and spread meringue over warm filling, sealing to edge of pie crust. Bake at 425 degrees (F) for 5 to 8 minutes, or until lightly browned. Cool before serving. This is a light-tasting pie that is sweet, tart, tangy, and delicious! I hope you love it! Love, Betty ♥♥♥♥♥


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Brazilian Candy Recipe –

The candy is called BRIGADEIRO. It is just divine! And it is easy to do! I think that the most important ingredient will not be easy to found there. But if you look in especialized stores, probably you will find it… The best condensed milk is from Nestle. But other brands are also good.



1 tablespoon of butter without salt

4 tablespoons (flat) of pounder chocolate

1 condensed milk (350ml)


Put all the ingredients together in the pan and put onto low flame. Stir all the time so the candy dont fix onto the pan.

After about 5 minutes the candy will start to pull away from the pan. When it happen completely, then it’s ready.


1) Make balls and roll it in the granulated chocolate (the brigadeiro must be warm and then cool down and your hands must be smeared in butter).

2) Put in a little cup with one mini spoon and cover it with granulated chocolate.

3) While the brigadeiro becomes ready in the pan, mix it with 1/2 package of broken cookies. After it is cold, cut it in cubes and roll in the fine suggar.

Serves: 40

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Posted by on March 9, 2011 in Candy, Nigella Lawson, Sweets


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