Lemon Meringue Pie


1 cup sugar
3 tbs corn starch
1 and 1/2 cups water
3 egg yolks slightly beaten
zest from 1 lemon
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbs butter
1 (9 inch) pastry shell or homemade pastry shell
3 egg whites
1/3 cup sugar
  • Stir together 1 cup sugar and cornstarch in a large sauce pan.
  • Gradually stir in water until smooth.
  • Stir in egg yolks.
  • Stirring constantly, bring to a boil over medium heat and boil for 1 minute.
  • Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest, lemon juice and butter.
  • Cool completely then turn into the pastry shell.
  • Beat egg whites until foamy in a small bowl. Using a mixer works best.
  • Add 1/3 cup of sugar, 1tbs at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Continue beating until stiff peaks form.
  • Spread some meringue around edge of filling, first touching crust all around, then fill center.
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 15 minutes, until lightly browned.




30 min


15 min


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