Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

Are you a lemon lover? This wonderful recipe for Lemon Meringue Pie is a treasured recipe from long ago. It was my dad's favorite and Mom would always make it for his birthday.
 It is a perfect summer dessert with a luscious, tart lemon custard and a sweet meringue it is heaven in every bite.
Don't be afraid to make this pie, it is really very easy to put together. If life gives you lemons why not bake a Lemon Meringue Pie. You are going to love this recipe.
Let's Bake One…..
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 382 kcal


  • 1 9″ Deep Dish Pie Crust or we make a homemade crust.
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice (about 3 lemons)
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 large egg yolks
  • 2 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 6 tbsp corn starch
  • 2 tbsp butter


  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
  • 6 tbsp sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375°. Roll pastry 2 inches larger than an inverted 9-inch pie pan. Poke pie crust at 1/2-inch intervals with a fork before baking. 
  • In a saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in water. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 additional minutes.
  • Gradually stir in 1 cup of hot filling to egg yolks; return to saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. 
  • Stir in butter, lemon juice and zest. Pour hot filling into pastry shell.
  • For meringue, beat egg whites, vanilla and cream of tartar in a bowl at medium speed until soft peaks form.
    Add sugar gradually, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff and glossy. Immediately spread over pie, sealing edges to pastry.
  • Take a spatula and spread the meringue evenly over the pie filling. Bake until meringue is golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Cool. Store in refrigerator.
  • Use a knife dipped in coldwater to cut baked meringue into serving pieces,
  • Adapted from Taste Of Home.
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