Creamy Lemon Meringue Pie

"My Husband's Favorite!"
photo by DewReine photo by DewReine
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Ready In:
1 pie




  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In a medium bowl, beat egg yolks; stir in sweetened condenesed milk, real lemon, and rind.
  • Pour into crust.
  • In a small bowl, beat egg whites with cream of tartar until foamy.
  • Gradually add sugar until stiff but not dry.
  • Spread meringue on top of pie sealing carefully to edge of crust.
  • Bake 15 minutes or until meringue is golden brown.
  • Cool, chill before serving.

Questions & Replies

  1. Can i make it the day before? Must it be kept in the fridge?


  1. I have been craving a lemon meringue pie for a while. This hit the spot! I followed a reviewers advice and baked the filling first before adding the meringue. Thick and rich! Thank you!
  2. This is a great recipe. I prefere it to the 'real thing'. The first time I made this, the filling was waaay too runny. The second time I made it, I used freshly squeezed lemon juice and it came up a real treat. I have since made it a few times, and it is one of my favorite desserts. It works really well with a biscuit crust.
  3. The pie was deffinately creamy, the the taste of lemon went very well with the condensed milk. My only problem was that the actual lemon part below the merengue turned out more like a thickened pudding (a little runny). Next time I'll try cooking/cooling the inside then adding the merengue and browning it for a shorter period at a higher temperature?
  4. This is the recipe that my family has loved for many years. For us, there is no better.
  5. This is my husband's favorite as well. His mother made this for years. I made it for Easter dinner using fresh lemon juice and a generous amount of fresh lemon zest. The crust was a gluten free cookie crust. Thanks very much for posting.


Hello, I am Rhonda from Southern Indiana. Many of the recipes I have posted are my Dear Mothers. She was a Great Cook! My posting is A tribute to her. For All the world to see her recipes. I lost my Mother to Cancer on May 6th 2001. 7/19/05 Took in a Stray Cat! His name is ROCKY. I love this site! I enjoy all the recipes and when I get a good review it makes me smile. Because it is for MOM!!!??
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