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Lemon Meringue Pie in a Jar

WHO:
Skilled home chef, or daring beginner
WHAT:
Perfect for a gender neutral baby shower!
WHY:
Who doesn't love portable pie?
Graham crackers
Butter
JELL-O "Cook & Serve" Lemon Pudding
Egg whites
Sugar
Lemon
  1. Crush the graham crackers and mix with the softened butter
  2. Press the graham and butter mixture into the bottom of the jars to form the crust
  3. Bake the crust in the jars at 350 degrees for approximately 10 minutes; set aside to cool
  4. Meanwhile, follow the instructions on the lemon pudding recipe to make the filling; set aside to cool
  5. To make the meringue, first separate the egg whites, discarding the yolks
  6. In an electric mixer, beat the egg whites on med-high speed, adding sugar gradually (as a rule of thumb, use 1/4 cup of sugar per egg white)
  7. Beat until peaks form
  8. To assemble, spoon the lemon pudding into the jars, then spoon some meringue on top
  9. To toast the tips of the meringue, use a torch, or broil in the oven for approximately 30 seconds
When toasting the meringue in the broiler, check it often to avoid burning the meringue!