Sour Cream Lemon Meringue Pie, filled with creamy sweet/tart lemon filling and topped with puffy meringue, is a fabulous dessert you'll love!
Preheat oven to 350°F. To pre-bake crust, prick pie crust on bottom and sides with tines of a fork. Bake crust at 350°F. until light brown around edges (approx. 8-10 minutes). Set aside to cool.
Combine 1 C. sugar, salt, cornstarch in medium saucepan. Add milk; stir to combine. Cook on medium, stirring constantly, until thick/bubbly. Remove from heat; set pan aside.
In small bowl, slightly beat egg yolks. Slowly drizzle in a small amount of the hot milk mixture, a Tablespoon at a time (total approx. 1/3 cup), stirring or whisking constantly. Keep stirring while adding, because you don't want hot liquid to scramble egg yolks! Slowly add warmed egg yolks back into milk in saucepan, stirring constantly as they're added. Cook on medium heat for 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove pan from heat. Immediately stir in butter, lemon juice, and all but ½ teaspoon of lemon zest. Cover pan; let pie filling cool to room temperature.
Once at room temp., fold in sour cream. When combined, pour pie filling into room temp. baked pie crust. Set pie aside.
Use electric mixer to beat egg whites, cream of tartar, vanilla until soft peaks form. Add 6 Tablespoons granulated sugar (little at a time while beating), and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie filling, sealing meringue to the crust. Use back of large spoon to drag it all the way to the edges. Filling should be completely sealed in. Take the back of the spoon and "decorate" meringue by pulling up small dollops of meringue to form peaks on pie.
Bake at 350°F. for 13-15 minutes. When done, meringue should be golden brown. Pie filling should only BARELY jiggle in the middle. Transfer pie from oven to wire rack. Sprinkle with reserved lemon zest. Let pie cool completely, then slice and serve! Refrigerate leftovers.
**IMPORTANT NOTE: Caloric calculation was made WITHOUT the pie crust included. There are so many types of pie crusts (frozen, refrigerated, handmade with butter or shortening, etc.) all with varying ingredients that you might use. On average, pie crust has between 110-175 calories per slice, so please take this into account.
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