Angel Pie


Angel pie is made with lemon cream in a meringue crust.

overhead view of pie garnished with cream and lemon peel, on a plate
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 30 mins
Additional Time:
1 hr
Total Time:
3 hrs
1 10-inch pie


  • 4 egg whites

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 4 egg yolks

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest

  • cup lemon juice

  • 1 ⅛ cups heavy cream

  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F ( 120 degrees C).

  2. Beat egg whites until stiff in a clean mixing bowl. Add cream of tartar; gradually add 1 cup sugar, beating until glossy. Transfer meringue into a well-greased 10-inch pie plate. Spread over bottom and sides of the plate, building up sides 1/2 inch above the edge of the plate.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 1/2 hours. Turn off the oven; leave meringue inside to cool slowly.

  4. Combine egg yolks, 1/2 cup sugar, 2 teaspoons zest, and lemon juice in a double boiler. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium-low heat until thick. Pour into a bowl and cool thoroughly.

  5. Whip cold heavy cream in a mixing bowl until stiff. Place 1/2 of the whipped cream in cooled meringue shell. Cover with a layer of lemon filling and top with remaining whipped cream. (This top layer can be piped with a decorative star tip). Garnish with remaining lemon zest. Refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

298 Calories
15g Fat
40g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 298
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 9g 43%
Cholesterol 148mg 49%
Sodium 45mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 40g 15%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Total Sugars 38g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 6mg 29%
Calcium 36mg 3%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 91mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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