Agave-Sweetened Lemon Meringue Pie


No sugar in this recipe, but I promise you won't miss it. You can find agave nectar in health food stores. Also makes 20 great tarts.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
1 8-inch pie


  • 1 cup water

  • ¾ cup agave nectar

  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2 ½ lemons, zested and juiced

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 4 egg yolks, beaten

  • 1 baked pie crust

  • 4 egg whites

  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons agave nectar, or more to taste


  1. Whisk water, 3/4 cup agave nectar, cornstarch, flour, zest and juice from 2 1/2 lemons, and salt together in a saucepan; bring to a boil just until lemon mixture coats a spoon, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir butter into lemon mixture until melted; remove saucepan from heat.

  2. Whisk 1/2 cup lemon mixture with the egg yolks in a bowl to temper the yolks. Return saucepan to medium-low heat and slowly whisk tempered egg yolks into remaining lemon mixture until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Spoon lemon mixture into pie crust.

  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  4. Beat egg whites and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice in a clean bowl using an electric mixer until soft peaks form; add 2 tablespoons agave nectar and continue beating until stiff peaks form. Spoon egg white mixture on top of lemon mixture, making sure to completely cover the lemon mixture.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until meringue is golden brown, about 10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

297 Calories
13g Fat
43g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 297
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 23%
Cholesterol 110mg 37%
Sodium 243mg 11%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 16mg 1%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 54mg 1%

* 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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