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My Favorite Lemon Meringue Pie
A major advantage of living in the Arizona desert is the climate is perfect for growing our own citrus. Nothing compares with freshly picked, zested, and squeezed fruit for my favorite lemon meringue pie. The entire house is filled with the refreshing aroma from the lemon oils and juices every time I use our fresh fruit.
For this pie, I like a milk and egg based custard, or pudding, for the filling rather than traditional lemon curd, which has richer flavors and has better uses. It takes about 15 minutes to complete the filling and that includes time to run to the backyard, pick the fruit, zest the rind, and squeeze the juice