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Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

  • Author: Brianna
  • Total Time: 5 hours 15 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


Indulge in the classic delight of homemade lemon meringue pie, a perfect blend of tart lemon filling and fluffy meringue atop a flaky crust. This recipe guides you through each step for a show-stopping dessert.


  • Homemade Pie Crust
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 1 and 1/3 cups water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 5 large egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (for meringue)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt (for meringue)


  1. Blind bake pie crust at 375°F, then reduce oven to 350°F.
  2. Whisk egg yolks. Cook water, sugar, cornstarch, salt, lemon juice, and zest until thickened. Temper into yolks, return to heat, and add butter.
  3. Pour filling into crust. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar to soft peaks, add sugar and salt, beat to stiff peaks, and spread over filling.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool and chill.


Ensure egg whites are at room temperature for meringue.

Blind bake the crust to prevent sogginess.

Store pie in the refrigerator and consume within 2 days for best taste.

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 45 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


  • Serving Size: 1 slice
  • Calories: 330
  • Sugar: 28g
  • Sodium: 150mg
  • Fat: 11g
  • Saturated Fat: 5g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 4g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 50g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Cholesterol: 120mg

Keywords: Lemon Meringue Pie, Homemade Pie, Baking, Dessert, Lemon Dessert, Meringue Topping, Tart, Sweet, Flaky Crust, Vegetarian