Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe


Lemon Meringue Pie

 Taste a classic Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe!  This pie is bursting with fresh lemon taste and a sweet, creamy real meringue topping.  It’s been a favorite at my household for a long time and I hope it will be a favorite at yours.

Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
Recipe Type: Dessert
Author: Ashley Walkup
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Serves: 8
This is a simple recipe for tart and tangy lemon meringue pie!
  • 9 inch pie pan
  • Your favorite pie crust
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 lemons (or 6 tbs of lemon juice)
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 4 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons white sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. If your pie crust isn’t already baked follow these directions and add 45 minutes to the time of the recipe. Place your homemade or store-bought pie crust into a 9 inch pie pan; line crust with parchment paper and fill with pie weights {or dry beans}. Bake crust until lightly browned, around 40 minutes. Carefully lift and remove paper with pie weights and allow crust to cool.
  3. In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice and lemon zest. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter.
  4. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat.
  5. Pour filling into baked pastry shell.
  6. In a large bowl whip egg whites until foamy. Gradually add sugar and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Gently spread meringue over pie making sure to seal the edges at the crust.
  7. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.


Remember not to store your leftover pie, that is if you have any left over, in plastic wrap.  Wrap it loosely with foil so that it has room to breathe.

About Ashley

Ashley is very happily married and the mother to a beautiful little girl and handsome little boy. She is the main voice behind Embracing Homemaking.


  1. That looks so good. My Grandma made the best Lemon Meringue pies. I’ve never tried it, but these has me considering it 😉

    • AshleyWalkup says

      Aww, Grandma’s made the best food, don’t they? This was my Grandma’s recipe even though I’m convinced mine isn’t as good as hers. 🙂

  2. Well, doesn’t that look yummy!!! I used to work at Baker’s Square, so this brings back memories!!

  3. This looks amazing! I pinned it so I can come back and try it this summer. My husband loves lemon meringue pie and would enjoy this, I’m sure.

  4. This recipe rocks!

  5. MMM! Ashely, your pie looks wonderful! I love lemon meringue. When I was going through some mementos recently, I found a card that my grandma wrote me when I was about 14 or 15, thanking me for a lemon meringue pie I had baked and brought over. She passed away in 1999 so it was a really special thing to find. Now when I see lemon meringue pie, I think of Grandma!

  6. Awweee my grandma used to LOVE lemon meringue pie! She had perfected it – I still cant get it LOL

  7. I read the last part of the post wrong. I thought it said “remember not to share your leftover pie.” 🙂 I was thinking, “Don’t worry! I won’t! It looks delicious!” lol

  8. I had no idea that there could be leftover pie? What is this you speak of!?!?

    (Why no plastic wrap? I have lived 39 years not knowing this. Sigh. I have much to learn LOL)

    • AshleyWalkup says

      It just makes the pie sweat and it changes the texture of the meringue. Don’t get me wrong, I would still eat it but it wouldn’t be quite as good as if it had a little room to breathe. 🙂

  9. Ooh that looks simply delicious and refreshing! I need to make that for my next party!

  10. Okay, I’m drooling!!!

  11. This looks INCREDIBLE!

  12. I LOVE lemon meringue pie, looks so good right now.

  13. kSquaredGlamour says

    this looks amazing! my grandma use to make the best lemon meringue pies!

  14. Oooooh yum. I’ve always been scared to make a meringue but just may give this one a try!!

  15. Shannon Taylor says

    Oooo! I have a serious weakness for lemon meringue! I’ll have to give this a go!

  16. This is my hubby’s favorite! He will be so excited. Thanks for the recipe.

  17. This looks soooo good! I’m going to see if I can find *healthy* subs for these and try it out 🙂 Thanks for posting!

  18. Michelle Lee says

    One of my favorite desserts! I’m feeling inspired, time to start baking!

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