The secret is in the crust. Mix ‘ice’ chilled water into the dough and avoid kneading it too much so it stays light. Pre-heat oven at 375ºF (190ºC) then it’s 15 minutes at 375ºF followed by 45 minutes at 350ºF (170ºC).
How to make lemon meringue pie.
Preheat oven to 400° F. Roll out pastry, line pie dish and bake for 10 minutes.Make lemon filling. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar using a mixer. Add the sugar a spoon at a time when mixture starts to form soft peaks. When ready fill the pie crust with lemon filling and spread the meringue on top. Ensuring the meringue reaches the edges of the pie crust. Bake for 10mins at 400° F.
Grandmom Price shows us how to make rhubarb-strawberry pie - which can also be made with a cherry or blueberry filling. See this (apple pie) video in order to see how to make the pie crust. Watch how she creates a laced pie top.
Mix rhubarb, strawberries, sugar, flour and orange rind, put into pie dish and dot with butter.
Make upper crust by lacing strips of pastry (see here for how to make pastry)then brush with sugar & milk mixture and cover edges using an aluminium foil disc.
Bake for 45mins until crust is brown and bubbles are coming up through pastry removing aluminium ring after 30mins.
Grandmom Price shows how to make a pie crust and bake an Apple Pie
Directions for pie crust Mix the flour salt and shortening using a pastry cutter, when mixed put in freezer to chill. When chilled remove from freezer, make a well in the centre of the mixture and add iced water. Stir until the pastry makes ball. Roll out half mixture at a time to make thin crust.
Directions for Filling Partially peel and chop apples. Sprinkle over the sugar, starch, nutmeg and lemon juice. Mix and then spreadevenly over pastry basedotting with butter.
Cover with upper crust, trimming pastry to leave a one inch overhang. Create slits in the pastry to enable the steam to escape and brush with sugar and milk mixture. Before placing in oven put a foil ring over the pie to protect the edges from burning. Cook for 45mins at 400° F, remove foil ring 15mins before cooking is finished.