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Lemon meringue pie

Lemon Meringue Pie

Written By: Shantel Whitford

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 3 Tbsps cornstarch
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 2 lemons, juiced & zested (make sure to keep the seeds out)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 4 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 9" pie crust
  • 4 large egg whites
  • 6 Tbsp sugar


To make lemon filling: In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt. Stir in water, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into the remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat. Pour filling into baked pastry shell.

To Make Meringue: In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until foamy. Add sugar gradually, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie, sealing the edges at the crust.

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.

These are so fun to make and are always a show stopper. It may take some practice, but once you get it down, this pie will be a favorite anywhere you take it! This is a delicious and refreshing summer pie!


About The Author

My name is Shantel Whitford, and I am a proud member of the Kalispel Tribe and professional chef. I am excited to share with you recipes and healthy ways to prepare food from the market to feed your families. I have been cooking since I was three, when my grandmothers had me up at the stove helping. They inspired my passion for food, and I am looking forward to helping ignite your creativity when it comes to feeding your family.

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