Lemon Meringue Pie

Francine Lizotte


The perfect combination of tart and sweet makes this pie recipe the perfect dessert!


☆☆☆☆☆ 0 votes

1 pie
20 Min
20 Min
Stove Top



  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
    unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 3 Tbsp
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground himalayan sea salt
  • 1/2 c
    freshly squeezed lemon juice (about 2 large lemons)
  • 1 1/2 c
    cold water
  • 1 Tbsp
    rounded lemon zest (from 1 large lemon)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 4 large
    free-run egg yolks
  • 1 large
    (9-inch) pie crust, poked and baked

  • 4 large
    free-run egg whites
  • 8 Tbsp
    granulated sugar

How to Make Lemon Meringue Pie


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF. To make lemon filling, in a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil, scrapping the bottom with a spatula. Stir in butter.
  2. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into baked pastry shell.
  3. To make meringue, in a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until foamy. Add sugar gradually, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over hot filling pie, sealing the edges at the crust with spatula and making peaks.
  4. Bake pie in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown. Let the pie sit on a cookie rack for an hour at room temperature after baking, then 3 hours, uncovered, in the fridge to ensure everything has solidified. After 6 hours in the refrigerator, cover the pie with foil.
  5. Note: When you fill the pie crust with lemon filling, the crust should still be warm and when you top the pie with the meringue, the filling should still be pretty warm. This will help seal the meringue after it cools so it doesn't separate from the crust
  6. To view this recipe on YouTube, click on this link >>>> youtube.com/watch?v=3-XPA5NHBPU

Printable Recipe Card

About Lemon Meringue Pie

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: Canadian
Dietary Needs: Soy Free
Other Tag: For Kids

Show 2 Comments & Reviews

16 No-Bake Dessert Ideas To Make This Summer

16 No-Bake Dessert Ideas To Make This Summer

Turning on the oven during the summer should be illegal. These no-bake dessert ideas are going to be your new favorites! Sweet and rich, these no-bake desserts set up in the fridge or freezer for an easy summer treat. So get ready to indulge in these delicious no-bake desserts!

7 Summer Trifles

7 Summer Trifles

Who doesn’t love this lovely layered treat? Dating back to the 18th century, this is a tried and true summer dessert. Perfect for picnics, cookouts, and get-togethers, trifles are a delicious dessert that feed a crowd. Simple, gorgeous, and can be made ahead of time, trifles come in all shapes and sizes and flavors for […]

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad

5 Stellar Ways To Make Tuna Salad

Gone are the days of boring tuna fish sandwiches we used to get in the school cafeteria. Nowadays, a tuna sandwich is still a great lunch option, but it’s loaded with flavor and anything but basic. Easy to make, we’re sharing five stellar ways to make homemade tuna salad.