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.

Meringue:
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.

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