Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie
This classic pie recipe is topped with a mile-high meringue that's made with six egg whites--a few more than many recipes use. Perfect for the delicious tart lemon filling.
Makes 8
Prep 20 m
Bake 12 m
Cook 24 m
Bake 20 - 33 m
Chill 60 m
Chill before slicing




  1. 1 of 5 Heat oven to 425 degrees F. Fit pastry into a 9-inch pie plate. Roll dough under and crimp for fluted edge. Prick crust with fork. Line with foil; fill foil with dried beans or pie weights.
  2. 2 of 5 Bake at 425 degrees F. for 12 minutes. Remove foil and beans. Bake 8 minutes or until golden. Cool.
  3. 3 of 5 Grate 2 tablespoons rind; set aside. Squeeze 3/4 cup juice from lemons. Mix sugar, cornstarch, salt in saucepan. Stir in 2-1/4 cups water, lemon juice. Cook over medium heat, stirring, 15 to 20 minutes or until thickened and bubbly. Cook another 2 to 3 minutes, stirring. Remove from heat.
  4. 4 of 5 Beat yolks lightly in bowl. Stir 1/2 cup hot lemon mixture into yolks, then stir yolk mixture back into full lemon mixture in saucepan. Cook over low heat, stirring, 1 minute (don't overcook). Off heat, add butter and grated lemon rind. Pour into baked crust.
  5. 5 of 5 Reduce oven temperature to 325 degrees F.


  1. 1 of 2 Beat egg whites and cream of tartar in large bowl until foamy. On high speed, beat in sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form. Spoon meringue over filling, spreading to edge of crust to seal. Swirl into peaks.
  2. 2 of 2 Bake on lower rack at 325 degrees F. for 25 to 30 minutes (thermometer inserted in meringue will register 140 degrees F). Bake 3 minutes longer. Cool on rack up to 2 hours. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before slicing.
Nutrition Information for Lemon Meringue Pie
Servings Per Recipe: 8
Per Serving: 0 g fiber, 226 mg sodium, 433 kcal cal., 6 g pro., 78 g carb., 12 g Fat, total, 167 mg chol., 5 g sat. fat