Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Lemon Meringue Pie II

Rated as 3.5 out of 5 Stars

"A traditional lemon meringue pie, made entirely from scratch."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.

Ingredients

servings 330
Original recipe yields 8 servings (1 pie)

Directions

{{model.addEditText}} Print
  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl mix cold water and cornstarch to a thin paste. In a medium saucepan bring hot water and sugar to a boil, then add cornstarch paste. Transfer this mixture to a double boiler. Cook until thick and smooth, stirring constantly, about 15 minutes. Whisk a small amount of this mixture into egg yolks, then whisk egg yolk mixture back into double boiler. Cook everything together for a few minutes longer, continuing to stir. Mix in juice and rind of 1 lemon along with butter. Set custard aside to cool.
  3. In a medium glass or metal mixing bowl, beat egg whites while gradually adding sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time. When egg whites hold a stiff peak, beat 1 teaspoon lemon juice into meringue.
  4. Pour filling into baked pie shell. Spread meringue over lemon filling.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes or until delicately browned.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 330 calories; 8.3 62.9 3.2 81 137 Full nutrition

Explore more

Reviews

Read all reviews 16
  1. 22 Ratings

  2.  
    Rated as 5 out of 5 Stars
  3.  
    Rated as 4 out of 5 Stars
  4.  
    Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars
  5.  
    Rated as 2 out of 5 Stars
  6.  
    Rated as 1 out of 5 Stars
Most helpful positive review

Being a chef I saw that the sugar was too much. I make it with only 1 cup of sugar and baked meringue at 375 for only 6 min. great pie. I also make it with 1 1/2 cups sugar but added one more eg...

Most helpful critical review

The lemon filling should be tart, not sweet, this pie was a waste of money and time, a big dissappointment, it was just nothing but a big sugar pie... yuk!

Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive
Newest

Being a chef I saw that the sugar was too much. I make it with only 1 cup of sugar and baked meringue at 375 for only 6 min. great pie. I also make it with 1 1/2 cups sugar but added one more eg...

The lemon filling should be tart, not sweet, this pie was a waste of money and time, a big dissappointment, it was just nothing but a big sugar pie... yuk!

A little bit aof work but well worth the effort. Very tasty.

The baking time is off, 25 to 30 mintues is way too much. check around 15 minutes.

Hello?? It's not right! This is way too sweet.

Way too much sugar and not enough lemon and zest. Sorry, cause I really wanted to love it.

ive never made a pie before but i had a taste for lemon meringue and following this recipe i made a pie my mom wont even believe i made. its umbelievable (but i had to tweek the merengue part bu...

This pie was delicious. It was very sweet. I added just a little bit of lime to make it a little more tart. It was perfect.

I made this recipe as per the instructions, with only one change. I added extra cornstarch to try to combat the soupy outcome that other commenters shared. Three hours later, this pie has stil...