Good for picnics.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, beat egg yolks and sweetened condensed milk with an electric mixer until doubled in volume. Gradually beat in the lemon juice while continuing to mix. Pour lemon mixture into graham cracker crust.

  • In separate clean bowl, beat egg whites with vanilla extract until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in sugar, and continue beating egg whites until stiff peaks form. Spoon meringue on pie.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown. Cool before serving.

Nutrition Facts

338.5 calories; 7.2 g protein; 50.1 g carbohydrates; 67.9 mg cholesterol; 255.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (36)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2003
The recipe makes a terrific easy lemon meringue which was a big hit. The directions on the meringue should include the addition of vanilla in the final beating process (inadvertently omitted in the directions) and I recommend increasing the amount of meringue on the pie since the amount in the recipe does not make a very high meringue top. I used low-fat sweetened condensed milk and it turned out fine with no impact on the consistency of the pie. It has great flavor and consistency. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
07/11/2006
I must admit that part of the reason that this came out so badly was because I had never attempted a lemon meringue pie before & did not really know what to expect in preperation. Still these directions were terrible & the only way to make this pie taste better would be to set it on fire & go buy a good one instead. I shudder every time I remember the taste of it. Read More
(17)
38 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2003
The recipe makes a terrific easy lemon meringue which was a big hit. The directions on the meringue should include the addition of vanilla in the final beating process (inadvertently omitted in the directions) and I recommend increasing the amount of meringue on the pie since the amount in the recipe does not make a very high meringue top. I used low-fat sweetened condensed milk and it turned out fine with no impact on the consistency of the pie. It has great flavor and consistency. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/05/2004
Easy recipe that becomes great with some changes. -additional egg for the meringue -1/2cup of sugar to the meringue -fresh lemon juice a full 3/4 cup. -1/4 cup of sugar to the lemon juice. A regular pie crust works great with this recipe and be sure to cook the pie until set and then add the meringue! It took abou 15 minutes to brown the merginue be sure to watch it though! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/22/2007
This is the recipe my Great-grandmother used and the only one my family likes. It is sweet smooth and creamy with a delicious lemon flavor. The recipe is so easy and turns out great every time. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
07/11/2006
I must admit that part of the reason that this came out so badly was because I had never attempted a lemon meringue pie before & did not really know what to expect in preperation. Still these directions were terrible & the only way to make this pie taste better would be to set it on fire & go buy a good one instead. I shudder every time I remember the taste of it. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
03/27/2005
Almost Momma's recipe. Except she used 3 eggs (yolk and white) and 1 Tbsp of sugar per egg white for meringue. She also added in lemon zest with the lemon juice. Be sure to completely seal pie with meringue leaving no holes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2005
Quick easy and delicious. I only use 2 egg whites for the meringue and add 1/4 cup sugar to it. I also use a little less lemon juice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2008
Followed according to recipe. Thought it was good but would be great (for me) if it were a tad bit more tart. Also could use more merinque on top. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/08/2006
Very simple good alternative to the 'traditional' lemon filling- they were fighting over second helpings! (added an extra egg white into meringue) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2005
Simple to prepare and pretty to look at. Increased the amount of lemon juice and sugar. Very refreshing. Topped with a slice of lemon for decoration. Read More
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