How to Make a Delicious Lemon Meringue Pie

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Delicious Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

Are you ready to indulge in the tangy and sweet flavors of a classic lemon meringue pie? Look no further! This recipe will guide you through the steps to create a mouthwatering dessert that will impress your family and friends. Get your apron on and let’s get started!


  • 1 pre-made pie crust
  • For the lemon filling:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • For the meringue topping:
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


1. Preparing the Pie Crust:

Start by preheating your oven to 375°F (190°C). If you’re using a frozen pie crust, follow the instructions on the package for blind baking. If you prefer making your own crust from scratch, roll out the dough and place it in a 9-inch pie dish. Crimp the edges and poke holes in the bottom with a fork. Bake the crust for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Set it aside to cool.

2. Making the Lemon Filling:

In a medium saucepan, whisk together the sugar, cornstarch, and salt. Gradually add the water, whisking until the mixture is smooth. Place the saucepan over medium heat and cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil. Boil for one minute, then remove the saucepan from the heat.

In a separate bowl, lightly beat the egg yolks. Slowly pour about 1/2 cup of the hot sugar mixture into the egg yolks, whisking constantly to prevent the eggs from curdling. Pour the egg mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining sugar mixture, whisking continuously.

Return the saucepan to the heat and bring the mixture to a gentle boil. Cook for an additional minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and butter until well combined.

3. Assembling the Pie:

Pour the hot lemon filling into the pre-baked pie crust, spreading it evenly. Set the pie aside while you prepare the meringue topping.

4. Making the Meringue Topping:

In a clean mixing bowl, beat the egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually add the sugar, a tablespoon at a time, while continuing to beat the mixture. Beat until stiff peaks form and the sugar is completely dissolved. Finally, add the vanilla extract and beat for an additional minute.

5. Baking the Pie:

Spread the meringue over the lemon filling, making sure to seal the edges to prevent shrinking or weeping. Create decorative peaks using the back of a spoon or a spatula.

Place the pie in the preheated oven and bake for about 10-12 minutes, or until the meringue is golden brown. Keep a close eye on it to prevent burning. Once done, remove the pie from the oven and let it cool completely on a wire rack before serving.

6. Serving and Enjoying:

Once the pie has cooled, slice it into wedges and serve. The combination of the tangy lemon filling and the fluffy meringue topping is sure to delight your taste buds. This pie is perfect for any occasion and will leave your guests asking for seconds!

Now that you have the recipe for a delicious lemon meringue pie, it’s time to gather your ingredients and start baking. Enjoy the process and savor the delightful flavors of this classic dessert. Happy baking!

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