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Horn & Hardart's Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

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Lily Apr 21, 2005 05:33 PM

I remember going to one of the Horn & Hardart's automats when I was a youngster and was totally amazed to see food inside little windows on the wall. I have been looking for their recipe for lemon meringue pie but haven't been able to find it. I have the book The Automat which has recipes and stories about Horn & Hardart in it but, apparently, the authors weren't able to find this particular recipe. Does anybody have it? Thanks!

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    Seattle Rose Apr 21, 2005 07:09 PM

    My mom makes the best lemon meringue pie ever. At least I think so, so do my siblings. I asked Mom the other day if she would tell me how she makes it. She said she uses the recipe on the Argo Cornstarch box. Who knew? I recommend you try it.

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      paisleypark20 Apr 21, 2005 11:56 PM

      I use the recipe from Rosie's All Butter, Fresh Cream, Sugar-Packed, No Holds Barred Baking Book by Judy Rosenburg.
      Honestly the best lemon pie that I have ever had!!

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        Lee Apr 24, 2005 10:44 PM

        Try some of the copycat recipe websites. There are several.

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          Lee Apr 24, 2005 11:30 PM

          And good luck! I looked a little myself, and couldn't find that recipe. I read that there is an old Horn & Hardart's cookbook (not sure when printed), but copies are very rare. Maybe it was a pamphlet that people didn't think to keep? I didn't see it at any of the book sites that I checked. I hope you do find it; I loved the Automat myself.

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