Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie | Lemony Delicious!

Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie | Lemony Delicious!

Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe from scratch.

This Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe is so delicious, you'll never use a mix again! Fresh citrus flavor in every bite & just look at all that meringue!

 

You know up until a few months ago, I always used the lemon pie filling mixes, thinking that I couldn’t possibly find the time, or have the patience to make this delightful recipe.  Boy was I wrong!

This Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie recipe is so easy you will never use a lemon pie filling mix again!Click To Tweet

And the difference in flavour is amazing!  There are lots of great recipes out there too – I also like one that I found in Canadian Living Magazine!

This Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe is so easy  — you will become a Pie Baking Rock Star!

This Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe is so easy to make. At Pie Lady Bakes we're all about taking a classic recipes and making it easy for you!

– 1  – 9″ pie shell  – prepared and baked shortcrust pastry

Filling:
– 3 egg yolks
– 1 ½ cups sugar
– 1/3 cup cornstarch plus 1 tbsp.
– 1 ½ cups water
– 3 tbsp. butter
– 2 tsp. lemon peel grated
– 1 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed,about 3 – 4 large lemons

Meringue:
– 3 egg whites
– 6 tbsp. sugar
– 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract

Juice 3-4 large fresh lemons and put some of the peel aside to make lemon zest.

The first tip to making a lovely creamy lemon meringue pie is that you have to stay with it and keep stirring at the stove!

And the second if not equally important tip is to mix a small amount of the hot filling into the beaten eggs first, and stir rapidly- – the last thing you want are lemony scrambled eggs and have to start all over again.

And that’s it!

This Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe is so easy to make. At Pie Lady Bakes we're all about taking a classic recipes and making it easy for you!

My recipe for piecrust is so easy – you can get the recipe at The Best Homemade Piecrust Recipe or you can use a ready made pie shell from the grocer – if you wish, just make sure you bake it first.  Another tip to lighten up the calorie load is to use a graham cracker pie crust.  No baking required when you use a ready made crust!

 

Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie | Lemony Delicious!
Prep Time
25 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
55 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: North American
Servings: 6
Calories: 1114 kcal
Author: Judy
Ingredients
  • 1 9" pie shell One prepared and baked shortcrust pastry
Filling:
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch plus 1 tbsp.
  • 1 ½ cup water
  • 3 tbsp. butter
  • 2 tsp. lemon peel grated
  • 1 cup lemon juice freshly squeezed,about 3 - 4 large lemons
Meringue:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tbsp. sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. In small bowl, beat egg yolks with whisk. Set aside
  2. *Tip: chill bowl and beaters in the refrigerator until you are ready to make the meringue.
  3. In 2-quart saucepan, mix sugar and cornstarch;
  4. gradually stir in water.
  5. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture thickens and boils. Boil and stir 1 minute.
  6. Immediately stir at least half of hot mixture into egg yolks;
  7. stir back into hot mixture in saucepan.
  8. Boil and stir 2 minutes; remove from heat.
  9. Stir in butter, lemon peel, lemon juice.
  10. Pour into pie crust.
  11. Set the pie aside on the counter to cool.
  12. In medium bowl, beat egg whites with electric mixer on high speed until foamy.
  13. Beat in sugar, a little at a time; continue beating until stiff and glossy.
  14. Peaks will form when ready.
  15. Beat in vanilla.
  16. Spoon onto pie filling.
  17. Spread over filling, carefully sealing meringue to edge of crust.
  18. Bake 8 to 12 minutes at 350F/180C or until meringue is light brown.
  19. Cool, then serve or cover in a pie box and put in the refrigerator
Nutrition Facts
Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie | Lemony Delicious!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1114 Calories from Fat 459
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 51g 78%
Saturated Fat 28g 140%
Cholesterol 681mg 227%
Sodium 503mg 21%
Potassium 456mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 149g 50%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 96g
Protein 19g 38%
Vitamin A 37.7%
Vitamin C 129.9%
Calcium 10.8%
Iron 10.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.