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Favorite Lemon Pie

Author/Submitted by: Southern Living Magazine (1974), Nancy Coleman
Servings: 1
Categories: Desserts / Low-Fat/Low-Cal / Pies & Pastries

6  slices  Bread, approximately
1  cup  Sugar
3    Egg yolks, slightly beaten
1  large  Lemon, juice of
1  tablespoon  Butter
1    Pie crust (9 inch), baked
3    Egg whites
3  tablespoons  Sugar

Cut crusts from bread slices. Dip slices in bowl of water to soften; squeeze out water. Use enough bread to make 1 cup, but do not pack too tighlty. Put bread, sugar, egg yolks, lemon juice and butter in top of double boiler. Cook until mixture thickens; then spoon into pie shell. Beat egg whites until frothy; gradually add sugar, and continue beating until mixture forms peaks. Spread meringue over filling. Bake at 350 degrees about 20 minutes or until meringue is brown.

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