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Lemon Meringue Pie

This is a great pie that won't last long!
Cook Time10 mins
5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert, Pie
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Meringue Pie
Servings: 6 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 9 inch pie shell baked
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 lemons juiced about 1/2 cup
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 4 egg yolks keep the whites for the meringue
  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups water

Meringue Ingredients

  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Using a wire whisk mix sugar, cornstarch and salt. Mix in lemon juice, zest, eggs, butter and water. Cook over medium low heat until filling thickens. Remove and pour into pie shell. Top with meringue.

Meringue Topping Instructions

  • Beat egg whites with mixer, add sugar and vanilla, and continue beating until peaks form. Spread on top of pie covering entire pie. Place under oven broiler until browned or bake in preheated 350 degree oven until brown on top.