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Bob Hope's Lemon Pie



  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 4 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 egg yolks
  • Pinch of salt
  • Grated rind of 1 lemon
  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 baked pie shell
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  1. Combine cornstarch and sugar. Add water slowly, stirring constantly until thick and smooth.
  2. Add slightly beaten egg yolks, butter, lemon rind, juice and salt. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. Pour into baked pie shell. Cover with meringue made with egg whites and sugar stiffly beaten.
  4. Bake at 325 degrees F for 15 minutes or until meringue is light brown.
  5. Cool to room temperature before refrigerating to keep meringue from weeping.


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