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In memory of the passing of America's legendary entertainer Bob Hope, the current recipe will be for his favorite treat -- lemon meringue pie the way his mother made it. According to the Hope family's recipe page, this recipe was so well-circulated, that it always seemed to make it into the local newspaper whenever Mr. Hope came to town. So here it is once more, a favorite of America's favorite comedian ...

Mahm's Lemon Pie

Combine cornstarch and sugar, slowly add boiling water stirring constantly until thick and smooth, over low heat. Add and stir slightly beaten egg yolks, lemon juice, butter, salt and grated rind. Return to low heat. Stir and cook 5 minutes. Cool. Pour into baked pie shell. Make meringue from 3 egg whites, beaten stiff with 2 and a half teaspoons sugar. Lightly spread on pie and bake 15 minutes in 350-degree oven, until meringue is lightly browned.