Best Lemon Meringue Pie

Thursday, February 27, 2020
Best Lemon Meringue Pie is the best because it's all made from scratch and of course my mom's recipe that's over 100 years old.


The pudding is thick and with just the right sweetness in every bite of meringue and flaky perfect crust on the bottom.


This pie is a family favorite and we make it often around the Thanksgiving holiday and Easter.


Pies are usually the dessert of choice for any family gathering and other favorites are banana cream, coconut or apple, it's still a loved pie, especially on the Thanksgiving table.


We all have a hard time deciding which one to eat since we make so many, and the pumpkin  pie usually takes a back seat compared to the rest mentioned.


We all have our favorite fillings for pies and I make a nice assortment of them when we have a family get-together.


This is a lemon pie is decadent and delivers the best flavors overall for any lemon lover.


Scroll down to get mom's printable recipe.






this is a homemade from scratch lemon pie with meringue nicely browned on top












this is a dessert pie with lemon filling and meringue on top all homemade



Mom's Lemon Pie Recipe



Mom was a great baker and cook, she spent a lot of long hours in the kitchen making delicious desserts and meals for the family when I was growing up.


This actually was one of her favorite desserts and her lemon meringue pie recipe was her pride and joy!


It has a light and toasty meringue topping with the perfect balance of sweet/tart lemon filling, and an extra thick and flaky pie crust.


This flavor pie was never one of my favorites as a child, and I never liked meringue, I used to think it was a trick because it looked like marshmallows which I loved and fooled me every time!


The best part for me was the homemade lemon pudding while it was still warm that got my complete attention, I was always there to lick that spoon and scrape the pot clean.


Funny after growing up, now I have changed my taste buds and always eat a big slice of this delicious pie in mom's memory.



this is how to make a lemon meringue pie from scratch






Tips



  • Always bake the crust first, cool before adding the lemon pudding
  • Chill the pie as directed with pudding
  • Read all instructions on the pudding steps before adding ingredients
  • When making meringue the bowl needs to be clean completely and oil or residue will ruin it
  • Always add cream of tarter to the meringue
  • Make sure no yolks get into the meringue and room temperature egg whites whip better than cold
  • Make sure there are soft peaks first before adding sugar to the meringue
  • Watch the meringue carefully it doesn't burn on broil you can also bake it at 420 degrees until browned but it does take longer
  • Store leftover pie in the refrigerator






this is homemade lemon pie filling in a homemade pie crust






Ingredients You Need To Make Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for exact measurements


  • cornstarch
  • sugar
  • flour
  • water
  • medium-sized lemons juiced and zested
  • butter
  • eggs yolks ( separated save whites for topping)
  • Meringue Topping:
  • sugar
  • egg whites
  • pinch of cream of tartar
  • 9-inch pie crust baked and cooled








this is an electric beater making meringue using egg whites








Tool You Will Need to Make Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe


  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • rolling pin
  • pie plate
  • medium-size saucepan
  • lemon juicer and zester
  • electric mix with the whip attachment






this is a spatula spreading meringue on a top of lemon pie filling







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Love To Hear From You



Thanks for your visit today.


 If you try mom's recipe for this Best Lemon Meringue Pie I would love to hear how you liked it.


This is an easy recipe and you could even cut time by using a pre-made store-bought crust.


The pudding and meringue are both delightful we hope you enjoy this if you're a lemon pie lover too.







 Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

Yield: 6
Author:
prep time: 7 Mcook time: 25 Mtotal time: 32 M
Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie is a lemon pudding made from scratch piled high with a whipped egg white meringue on top into a homemade pie crust. It's a lemon lover's dream pie!

ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 medium-sized lemons juiced and zested
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 eggs yolks ( separated save whites for topping)
  • Meringue Topping:
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 large egg whites
  • pinch of cream of tartar
  • 1 9 inch pie crust baked and cooled ( I use deep-dish style homemade or store-bought)

instructions:

How to cook Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

  1.  For the pudding: 
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat add everything but the egg yolks and butter in the pan. 
  3. Keep stirring until well blended and mixture starts to thicken, add the butter. 
  4. Quickly add two of the egg yolks beating into this sugar mixture until well blended, then the other two until lemony looking and thick. 
  5. I then pour this pudding into the baked and cooled pie shell then cover it with a wax paper. place in the refrigerator until cooled completed. 
  6. For the meringue: 
  7. In a large industrial mixer using the beater whisk, set on high speed adding the egg whites until soft peaks form. 
  8. Add the tartar and sugar until stiff peaks form around 5 to 8 minutes. 
  9. Pile the meringue onto the pie and put the broiler on low for watching carefully to brown the top of the meringue. 
  10. The pie can be rechilled or served immediately.
  11. Keep any leftover pie refrigerated.
Calories
275
Fat (grams)
14
Sat. Fat (grams)
8
Carbs (grams)
22
Net carbs
9
Sugar (grams)
27
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2016. It was edited and re-published in 2020.

5 comments

  1. Lemons, grate gift in the garden. I have 3 trees of Meyer lemon and those produce lemons year around. So yes we do make lemon tarts mostly with lemon curd and your way I like very much

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  2. my mom used to whip the meringue ingredients by hand and it always came out perfect

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  3. Yum this was a perfect recipe! Thank you for this gorgeous and delicious pie. I now need to work on my meringue swirling technique so tha tmine can look just a pretty as yours!

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  4. I'm new to pie baking but this was such a helpful blog post!! I can't wait to make this lemon meringue pie!

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  5. Yum. I want some now. Thank you for sharing
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