Simply Sweet Lemon Meringue Pie

Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 20 mins

I have always had trouble with my lemon pie filling separating and becoming runny, causing the crust to get soggy. This pie is thickened with a combination of cornstarch and flour and it holds together beautifully. Not only that, but it tastes great!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 cups water
  • 2 large lemons, juice of
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 egg yolks, beaten
  • 4 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 9-inch baked pie crust


  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 c sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt.
  2. Stir in water and lemon juice.
  3. Cook over medium high heat, stirring constantly until mixture comes to a boil.
  4. Stir in butter.
  5. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of the hot mixture.
  6. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture.
  7. Bring to a boil and continue to cook, stirring constantly until thick.
  8. Remove from heat.
  9. Let cool slightly then pour into baked pie crust.
  10. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  11. For meringue, whip 4 egg whites until foamy.
  12. Add 6 T sugar gradually and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  13. Spread meringue over pie, sealing edges at the crust.
  14. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes or until meringue is golden brown.


Most Helpful

I am pretty sure this would have been even better if I had made it right. I put the juice of 3 lemons in and it was WAY too lemony. It was also too runny and didn't really solidify. It might have been from the extra lemon juice, or I didn't cook it long enough. I only cooked the filling for about 5 minutes after adding the eggs, so it must need longer. I don't do well with directions like "until thick" :)

rainbow.rubatino August 17, 2009

This was my first ever attempt at Lemon Meringue Pie, and I was very pleased with the results. It was easy to make and very tasty. I also added 2 teaspoons of lemon zest to give it some extra tang. Mine did seperate a tiny bit, but I blame my inexperience for this as I was not sure just how think to make the filling, and I don't think I cooked it long enough. But it was still wonderful. Thanks!

jennysangster February 08, 2008

This is a great pie! I like the fact that when you slice it, it stays together. Very easy to prepare, and super great flavor. DH loved a matter of fact, I'm making another one today! LOL I also added plenty of zest and the vanilla. Thanks for sharing.

cincasue February 02, 2008

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