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Paula Deen's Tangy Lemon Meringue Pie



1-½ c. sugar
¼ c. cornstarch
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
½ c. fresh lemon juice
2 T. butter
1 T. lemon zest
1 (9-in) prepared pie crust, baked
Paula Deen's Mile-High Meringue (see recipe)


Preheat oven to 325. In a large saucepan, combine sugar and cornstarch. Stir in eggs and lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly with a wire whisk, until mixture comes to a boil. Boil for 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in butter and lemon zest. Pour egg mixture into prepared pie crust. Using the back of a spoon, spread meringue over hot filling, sealing to edge of the pie crust. Bake for 23 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack. Store in refrigerator.

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