Favorite Lemon Meringue Pie

I love a lemon meringue pie when it is just a tad bit tart. The contrast between the sweet meringue and the tart lemon is so good. I’ve been promising to post my recipe for over a year now and today is the day.

I have been ‘cheating’ and using the store-bought pie crusts from the dairy section but nobody has complained yet. You could also use a graham cracker crust or one of the vanilla crumb crusts I’ve seen at some stores. 

Favorite Lemon Meringue Pie

Favorite Lemon Meringue Pie


  • 4 T. cornstarch
  • 1 c. sugar plus 1/3 c. more for the meringue
  • 1/4 c. lemon juice (I usually add a tad more as I like mine a bit tart.)
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 1 t. vanilla, optional
  • 1 pie crust, baked


Preheat oven to 400

Beat the egg yolks with a fork.

Combine the cornstarch, 1 cup of sugar, lemon juice, and water in a medium saucepan.

Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly.

Slowly drizzle in the yolks whisk quickly to blend.

Cook 4-5 minutes, stirring constantly.

Pour into baked shell.

For the meringue:

Beat the egg whites until stiff.

Slowly add in the sugar, a little at a time until mixed.

You can then fold in the vanilla, if desired.

Spread this over the top of the pie.

Bake 5-10 minutes or until browned.

Let cool 45 minutes to an hour before serving.





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