>> 1 cup sugar
>> 1/2 cup flour
>> 1/4 tsp salt
>> 1 cup elderberry juice (see below)
>> 1/2 cup water
>> 4 eggs, separate yolk and white at room temperature
>> 2 tbsps butter, melted
>> 1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh squeezed is best but bottled will do)
>> 1 pre-baked pie shell
>> 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
>> 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
>> 1/2 cup sugar
Heat oven to 350º F. In a medium-size saucepan, stir sugar, flour and salt together. Whisking constantly, stir in elderberry juice and water. Cook over medium heat making sure to constantly whisk until mixture thickens. Remove from heat.
In a bowl, beat egg yolks with a fork. Add 1/2 cup of the cooked elderberry mixture and mix thoroughly using the fork. Whisk this mixture back into the remaining elderberry mixture in the saucepan and return to medium heat. Whisk constantly for 1 minute. Add butter, then add lemon juice and whisk until thoroughly blended. Pour into pre-baked pie shell.
In a bowl, beat the egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar until stiff peaks are formed. Slowly add sugar, beating continuously until mixture forms stiff peaks. If stiff peaks do not form, add 1 tablespoon of additional sugar at a time until stiff peaks form.
Spoon mixture over filling making sure all the filling and the crust is covered. For a more decorative meringue, create tall peaks. Bake 10 to 15 minutes. Be sure to check after the 10 minute mark. If the meringue is golden brown, remove from oven.
Cool minimum two hours to allow the pie to set before serving.
Making elderberry juice: If you have no elderberry juice, take 1 1/2 cups elderberries and place them in 1 cup water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Mash the berries, then strain.
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