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Mom’s Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie is one of my all-time favorites. Smooth, tart lemon filling with light and fluffy meringue that melts in your mouth. The best lemon pie you will ever taste!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword lemon meringue pie
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 401kcal
Author Emily Walker




  • In a medium-sized saucepot, bring sugar, cornstarch, salt, water, and lemon peel to a boil, stirring constantly. 
  • Remove from heat and mix in with wire whip 4 egg yolks. Return to heat for 1 minute stirring constantly. Remove from heat and whisk in 3 T. butter, then ½ c. lemon juice. 
  • Pour into pie crust and cool.
  • Meringue topping: In a mixing bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add ½ c. sugar beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Top pie with meringue and bake at 325 about 10 minutes or until meringue is lightly browned. Chill until set.



Calories: 401kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 92mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Vitamin C: 6.8mg | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 0.8mg