Lemon Meringue Pie

Bea L.


When my husband and I were first married, his mom gave me three of his favorite pie recipes and this is one of them. He still loves this pie.

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No-Cook or Other


2 large
eggs, separated
1/2 c
fresh lemon juice (3 lemons)
1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
1 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 regular
graham cracker pie crust


1Beat egg yolks slightly. Add lemon juice, condensed milk & vanilla. Mix well then pour into graham crust, add meringue & brown. Cover & refrigerate several hours before serving.
2I wash, dry & use the plastic top that comes with the graham crust to keep pie covered.
2 egg whites
4 Tbsp sugar
1/8 tsp cream of tartar*
dash of salt
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
Beat egg whites w/electric mixer until frothy. Add in the cream of tartar and salt and continue beating another minute or two. Add the sugar and beat until stiff peaks form (about 2 minutes). Add in the vanilla and beat for another minute or so. Spread onto pie & bake @375 until brown (about 10 or so minutes).
4* If you don't have cream of tartar you can use 1/2 teaspoon of baking powder. If you don't have baking powder just use a little more than a dash of salt.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy