Bob Hope's Lemon Pie

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1 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup boiling water

4 tablespoons lemon juice

2 tablespoons butter

4 egg yolks Pinch of salt

Grated rind of 1 lemon

3 egg whites

2 tablespoons granulated sugar

1 baked pie shell


Combine cornstarch and sugar. Add water slowly, stirring constantly until thick and smooth. Add slightly beaten egg yolks, butter, lemon rind, juice and salt. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Pour into baked pie shell. Cover with meringue made with egg whites and sugar stiffly beaten. Bake at 325 degrees F for 15 minutes or until meringue is light brown. Cool to room temperature before refrigerating to keep meringue from weeping.