Lemon Meringue Pie

9
Servings
30m
Prep Time
10m
Cook Time
40m
Ready In

Recipe: #32254

May 22, 2019

Categories: Desserts, Pies



"Nothing beats homemade Lemon Meringue Pie. Time does not include chill time."

Original recipe yields 9 servings
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Nutritional

  • Serving Size: 1 (245.9 g)
  • Calories 655.7
  • Total Fat - 39.5 g
  • Saturated Fat - 14.7 g
  • Cholesterol - 1474.8 mg
  • Sodium - 111.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 52.4 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.6 g
  • Sugars - 37.1 g
  • Protein - 22.3 g
  • Calcium - 187.1 mg
  • Iron - 4.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 6 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

For filling, whisk sugar, water, and cornstarch in a heavy-bottomed saucepot.

Step 2

Whisk in egg yolks and salt and cook over low heat for 5 minutes, whisking constantly.

Step 3

Increase heat to medium and, still whisking, cook until filling becomes glossy and thick, about 5 more minutes.

Step 4

Remove from heat and strain.

Step 5

Stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and butter until butter dissolves.

Step 6

Pour immediately into cooled pie shell and let cool 15 minutes.

Step 7

Chill completely before finishing with meringue, about 4 hours.

Step 8

For meringue, preheat oven to 350 °F.

Step 9

Whip egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy.

Step 10

While whipping, gradually pour in sugar and whip on one speed less than highest until whites hold a stiff peak.

Step 11

Whisk in cornstarch and dollop over chilled lemon filling.

Step 12

Use sweeping motions with your spatula to create swirls and peaks.

Step 13

Bake pie for 10 minutes, just until meringue browns lightly.

Step 14

Let pie cool or chill until ready to slice.

Tips & Variations


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