Lemon Meringue Pie

I've been busy testing recipes for an upcoming column on lemons. While I was skeptical of the basic crust and the copious amount of cornstarch in the filling, this lemon meringue pie came out incredibly well, worthy of a bakeshop counter somewhere in the 1950s. My husband said it was just like House of Pies in Los Angeles, but given that my most memorable experience there was watching pigeon poop land in my coffee during an al fresco meal, I think I'll go out on a limb and say it's SO much better than that. Sometimes old-school recipes are the best; just check out that smiling face in the background. IMG_2236