Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie – homemade lemon pie topped with a quick homemade meringue. (sugar, cornstarch, eggs, milk lemon juice, butter, lemon zest) The pie is ready for the oven in about 10 minutes! This is seriously the BEST lemon meringue pie we’ve ever eaten! Great for summer cookouts!

Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie - homemade lemon pie topped with a quick homemade meringue. (sugar, cornstarch, eggs, milk lemon juice, butter, lemon zest) The pie is ready for the oven in about 10 minutes! This is seriously the BEST lemon meringue pie we've ever eaten! Great for summer cookouts!

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Lemon Pie is one of Chicken Legs favorites. So, when I ran across this recipe in one of my cookbooks and had to give it a try. With a name like “Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie” how could I not?!?

This pie uses a traditional pie crust. I used a frozen pie shell and it worked great. The filling is delicious, but the meringue puts this pie over the top! SO good! The hardest part about making this pie is waiting on it chill! Pure torture!

So, the verdict? Is this the Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie? We think it is! We both couldn’t stop eating this! SO yummy! Give this a try for Mother’s Day dessert! You can make this a day in advance and keep it refrigerated until you are ready to serve. I promise Mom will thank you!

Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie - homemade lemon pie topped with a quick homemade meringue. (sugar, cornstarch, eggs, milk lemon juice, butter, lemon zest) The pie is ready for the oven in about 10 minutes! This is seriously the BEST lemon meringue pie we've ever eaten! Great for summer cookouts!

Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie

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Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie – homemade lemon pie topped with a quick homemade meringue. (sugar, cornstarch, eggs, milk lemon juice, butter, lemon zest) The pie is ready for the oven in about 10 minutes! This is seriously the BEST lemon meringue pie we've ever eaten! Great for summer cookouts!

Ingredients:

Pie

  • cups sugar
  • cup cornstarch
  • tsp salt
  • 4 egg yolks
  • cups milk
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1 (9-inch) deep-dish pie shell, cooked and cooled

Meringue

  • 6 egg whites
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract

Instructions:

Pie

  • Preheat oven to 325ºF.
  • In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, salt, egg yolks, milk and lemon juice. Bring to a boil over medium heat, continue whisking constantly for 1 minute. Remove from heat. Whisk in butter and lemon zest. Pour into cooked pie crust.

Meringue

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating util stiff peaks form (about 4 minutes). Add vanilla, beat well. Spread meringue over pie filling.
  • Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until meringue is lightly browned. Remove from oven and cool on wire rack for an hour. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Steph

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Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie - homemade lemon pie topped with a quick homemade meringue. (sugar, cornstarch, eggs, milk lemon juice, butter, lemon zest) The pie is ready for the oven in about 10 minutes! This is seriously the BEST lemon meringue pie we've ever eaten! Great for summer cookouts!
Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie - homemade lemon pie topped with a quick homemade meringue. (sugar, cornstarch, eggs, milk lemon juice, butter, lemon zest) The pie is ready for the oven in about 10 minutes! This is seriously the BEST lemon meringue pie we've ever eaten! Great for summer cookouts!
Best Ever Lemon Meringue Pie - homemade lemon pie topped with a quick homemade meringue. (sugar, cornstarch, eggs, milk lemon juice, butter, lemon zest) The pie is ready for the oven in about 10 minutes! This is seriously the BEST lemon meringue pie we've ever eaten! Great for summer cookouts!

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Comments

  1. Stephanie, I made your lemon pie recipe last week and it was amazing in taste and appearance. Yesterday was my husband’s birthday, he only asked for another lemon pie!!! It truly is the easiest lemon pie I have ever made and delicious. I have my mother’s wonderful lemon pie of over 50 years and I rarely look at a lemon pie recipe, but your description caught my eye…when I saw boil 1 minute, that was all I needed! I saved my Meyer’s lemon juice and zest from my tree, used those and it was just perfect. The first time we tasted the pie, we even contemplated eating a second slice, but we managed to refrain from doing that! Thanks for this easy, delicious, wonderful pie. Thankfully, mother is no longer with me to know that I no longer use her recipe!

  2. Looks wonderful! Other recipes I've seen use water where yours uses milk. How does the milk change the final product? Thank you.

  3. Hi Steph. What would be better for an Easter dessert than Lemon Meringue Pie! My grandma (known to us as Nanie) used to make them every Easter. She is long passed, so I am carrying on the tradition this year. Your pictures are great and they led me to this recipe. It couldn't have turned out better! Thank you for posting this. Geri B

  4. I love lemon pie. And that meringue. I am jealous of that meringue! Looks absolutely wonderful! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  5. I just woke up so I probably should wait till the morning sun hits me in the eye and wakes me up but…where is the recipe??? I see a slice of pie that is to die for but my befuddled brain does not see how to make it. have pity on an over extended and overtaxed mom and help. *yawning widely* thanks so much (and please don't laugh at me too hard, just a little)

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