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 >>>>

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

24 Tailgating Recipes for Pregaming Kickoff

24 Tailgating Recipes for Pregaming Kickoff

Poppers and pinwheels and pulled pork – oh my! While last season didn’t play out as we hoped, it is finally time for all the best football foods. Even better, these tailgating favorites will help get you pregame kickoff alongside all your fellow fans. Dips, subs, and all your favorite appetizers, this list of game […]

Casserole Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Casserole Recipes for Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

Everybody loves a good casserole recipe. No matter if it is breakfast, lunch, or dinner, a casserole is an easy, go-to option for feeding the family. Not only that, but casseroles also make for great leftovers! Full of flavor and quick to prepare, you’re going to love these casserole recipes.

15 Breakfast Recipes You Need in Your Recipe Box

15 Breakfast Recipes You Need in Your Recipe Box

Melt-in-your-mouth apple donuts, ooey gooey cinnamon rolls, coffee cakes bursting with blueberry and cheesy breakfast casseroles, we’re drooling for these breakfast recipes. Getting the family to wake up is hard unless you have these recipes in your arsenal. Once the delicious smells reach their noses, the whole family will come running to the kitchen. Whether […]