Tuesday, August 26, 2008
W. R. Grace Family Lemon Pie Recipe
4 tbsp. cornstarch
1 1/2 cups boiling water
3 egg yolks
3/4 cup sugar
1 tbsp. of lemon juice
grated lemon rind (as preferred)
3 egg whites
Boil water, sugar, and rind for a few minutes. Mix cornstarch with a little cold water, add to boiling mixture, and boil for a few minutes, add beaten yolks diluted with a little cold water and cook until egg is set. Remove from fire add lemon juice and butter. Pour in crust baked over inverted plate. Cover with meringue and bake.
Beat white of eggs quickly until stiff and dry. Add gradually 4 tablespoonsful of sugar and beat vigorously. Flavor with lemon juice and vanilla, cut and fold in 3 tablespoonsful powdered sugar, bake in slow oven about 12 minutes.
This is a W. R. Grace family recipe that was acquired by Aunt Ida V. Sullivan Siddons, 1893-1985 while she was working as a secretary for the Grace Family in Old Westbury, Long Island, N.Y. We have found this recipe in the files of both Aunt Lollie (Laura Katherine Siddons Nieser, 1891-1963) and Grandma Meredith (Florence Augusta Siddons Meredith, 1887-1959).
The Grace Family owned the Grace Shipping Line.