Pineapple Meringue Pie


This was my mother's favorite pie. My grandmother was sure to make one each time we went to visit her. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs
Total Time:
4 hrs 50 mins
1 9-inch pie


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple, undrained

  • 3 eggs, separated, divided

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 6 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 (9 inch) baked pastry shell


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

  2. Combine 1 cup sugar, cornstarch, and salt in a large saucepan. Stir in pineapple and juice until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir until thickened, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat.

  3. Place egg yolks in a bowl and gradually stir in 1 cup of hot filling. Add to the mixture in the saucepan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice and keep warm.

  4. Beat egg whites and cream of tartar for meringue in a bowl until soft peaks form. Beat in remaining 6 tablespoons sugar gradually, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high speed, until stiff peaks form.

  5. Pour hot filling into the pastry shell. Spread meringue over the filling, sealing edges to crust.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until meringue is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour; then refrigerate for at least 3 hours before cutting.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

329 Calories
10g Fat
58g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 329
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 13%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 186mg 8%
Total Carbohydrate 58g 21%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 45g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 8mg 38%
Calcium 23mg 2%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 144mg 3%

* 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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