Total Time
2hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 2 hrs


  1. beat egg whites and cream of tartar until fluffy.
  2. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is stiff.
  3. Spread in a pie pan, pile the edges up high.
  4. Bake at 275 degrees for 20 mins, then at 300 degrees for 40 mins.
  5. beat egg yolks until light yellow.
  6. Add sugar and lemon juice.
  7. Cook slowly in double boiler until thick.
  8. Cool.
  9. Spread the custard over the bottom of the cool meringue pie shell.
  10. (Don’t be alarmed at the small amount of filling).
  11. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  12. To serve, top with whipped cream and grated lemon rind.