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