Lemon Meringue Pie

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Lemon Meringue Pie
300 px
Category: Dessert recipes
Servings: 6-8
Time: prep: 45 minutes
baking: ~35 minutes
Difficulty: Medium


Lemon meringue pie[1] [2] is a sweet dessert treat.


  • 1 baked 9" pastry shell
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 3 egg yolks, well beaten
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon rind


  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons white granulated sugar


Combine sugar, cornstarch, salt. Beat in egg yolks, lemon juice, cold water until smooth consistency; then add butter and boiling water. Mix over medium heat, slowly bring to boil while continuously stirring. When it boils lower the heat and simmer for 1 minute. After 1 minute remove from heat and add lemon rind, mixing well. Pour this into the cool cooked shell. Allow to cool and a film to develop.

Meringue; Froth egg whites - medium speed. Add in tartar and beat at high speed until smooth (no foam). Add sugar, 1 tbsp at a time, while beating at medium speed. Finish at a high speed making the meringue glossy and semi stiff. Mound onto pie.

Bake in oven at 350 degrees F for ~14 minutes, when golden brown. Place on a cooling rack for ~2 hours.


  1. Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook. Taste of Home. 2007. pp. 160. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/Classic-Lemon-Meringue-Pie. 
  2. Benoit, Madame (1987). Cooks at Home. Les Éditions Héritage Inc.. pp. 221. ISBN 2762558972.