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Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie is a dessert that has a lemon custard filling and fluffy meringue topping with just the right blend of sweet and tart.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Chill4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lemon Meringue Pie
Servings: 8
Calories: 489kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke--iambaker.net


Pie Filling

  • 2 cups (400g) granulated sugar
  • 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 7 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 cups (735g) whole milk
  • 5 medium lemons (about 3/4 cup), juiced and zested
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 large egg yolks, beaten, with egg whites reserved
  • 1 9-inch pie crust, baked

Meringue Topping

  • 8 large egg whites
  • ¾ cup (150g) granulated sugar


  • Preheat oven to 325°F.

Pie Filling

  • In a saucepan add sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt and whisk together
  • Add milk, lemon juice, and lemon zest to the pan. Stir to combine and place over medium-high heat, stirring until the mixture comes to a boil.
  • Add butter, whisking to melt into the mixture.
  • Measure out 1/2 cup of the mixture and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, slowly whisk the reserved 1/2 cup of the sugar mixture in with the egg yolks.
  • Add the egg mixture back into the saucepan.
  • Bring to a boil, stirring constantly until the mixture is thickened.
  • Remove from heat and pour into a pre-baked pie crust.


  • In a large bowl, beat egg whites until foamy. Slowly add in sugar, beating constantly until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread Meringue over pie filling.
  • Bake in the oven for 20 minutes (meringue will turn golden brown).
  • Chill for 4 hours.


Calories: 489kcal