Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

Truly, lemon meringue pie is my all time favorite..  The best.  I could eat it EVERY day.  And then I’d be 1000 pounds.  LOL.  But it is my favorite…

Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe


  • Pie
  • 9 inch baked pie crust
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 4 egg yolks, slightly beaten (keep whites!)
  • 3 Tbs unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp grated lemon rind
  • 1/2 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • Meringue
  • 4 egg whites (room temperature)
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tarter
  • 6 Tbs sugar


  1. Pie:
  2. Prepare pie shell.
  3. Mix sugar and cornstarch in heavy bottomed saucepan. Slowly stir in water.
  4. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and comes to a boil.
  5. Boil and stir for 1 minute.
  6. Stir half the mixture into the beaten egg yolks, then incorporate all back into the saucepan.
  7. Boil and stir for 1 more minute.
  8. Remove from heat, stir in butter, lemon juice and rind.
  9. Pour hot mixture into pie shell
  10. Meringue:
  11. Beat eat whites and cream of tarter until foamy.
  12. Beat in 1 Tbs of sugar at a time, until stiff and glossy.
  13. Do NOT underbeat!
  14. Spoon meringue over hot filling, spread over filling all the way sealed to the edge of crust.
  15. Bake until golden brown, about 10 minutes.
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As always – enjoy!



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