Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie - homemade lemon pie topped with a quick homemade meringue. (sugar, cornstarch, eggs, milk lemon juice, butter, lemon zest) The pie is ready for the oven in about 10 minutes! This is seriously the BEST lemon meringue pie we've ever eaten! Great for summer cookouts!
In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, salt, egg yolks, milk and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, continue whisking constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter and lemon zest. Pour into cooked pie crust.
In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating util stiff peaks form (about 4 minutes). Add vanilla, beat well. Spread meringue over pie filling.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until meringue is lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for an hour. Refrigerate until ready to serve.