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Southern Lemon Meringue Pie

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk    1/2 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest                             3 egg yolks
1 (8-inch) prebaked pie shell or crumb crust

Meringue:
3 egg whites                                                      

1/4 teaspoon cream or tartar
1/4 cup sugar

In medium bowl, combine milk, lemon juice, and zest; blend in egg yolks. Pour into cooled crust.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

Beat egg whites with cream of tartar until soft peaks from. Gradually beat in the sugar until stiff. Spread over filling; seal to edge of crust. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until meringue is golden brown.

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