Lemon Meringue Pie

Try our recipe for this sweet, tangy, fluffy, dessert treat -- a great pie for any occasion!

A delicious mixture of tart and sweet lemons, inside a flaky crust. This is our favorite recipe!

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Lemon Meringue Pie

Course Dessert
Cuisine American


  • 1 9-inch pie shell, baked
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups hot water
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon peel, grated
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 6 tbs granulated sugar


  • In a saucepan, mix the cornstarch, sugar, and salt.
  • Gradually add hot water and cook over direct heat, stirring continuously until the mixture becomes thick and clear, about 8 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat.
  • Beat the egg yolks together and gradually stir 1/4 cup of the cornstarch mixture into the yolks.
  • Pour this mixture back into the saucepan and cook at low heat, stirring continuously, for about 6 minutes. 
  • Remove from heat and add the lemon juice, peel, and butter. Allow this mixture to cool somewhat before pouring into the pie shell.
  • To make the meringue, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. 
  • Gradually add the sugar and cream of tartar and continue beating until the meringue holds in firm glossy peaks. 
  • Spread meringue evenly over the pie filling. 
  • Bake at 350º F for 15 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.
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Directions don’t tell when to add the cream of tarter to the meringue

Janice Meekç

Here is the reciepe

Love this pie every since I was a child!

Great pie for any occassion!


Looks awesome and easy!

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