The BEST Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

– CRUST – Homemade or use your favorite pre-made pie crust for 9-in. pie – FILLING – 2 to 3 tsp. grated lemon zest from 2 lemons – 1/2 c. strained lemon juice from 2 to 3 lemons – 4 egg yolks – 1 1/4 c. sugar – 1/3 c. cornstarch – 1/8 tsp. salt – 1 1/2 c. water – 2 tbsp. unsalted butter in small pieces – MERINGUE – 4 egg whites – 1/4 tsp. cream of tartar – 1/2 cup sugar – 1/2 tsp. vanilla


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cook time:30 min

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prep Time

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If you're searching for the BEST lemon meringue  pie recipe, look no further! Simply the best lemon meringue pie! Sure to impress for any holiday or special occasion! A flaky homemade pie crust filled with a luscious lemon filling and a mile-high fluffy meringue topping.

What is the perfect meringue secret? For the strongest and most stable meringue, don't forget the cream of tartar that gets beaten with the egg whites-it's an acid that stabilizes the egg white.

Should meringue be in a glass or metal bowl? Never use a plastic mixing bowl – Choose a glass, ceramic, or stainless steel bowl (and make sure it is 100% clean and dry) to whip up your meringue. Plastic bowls might have traces of oil from previous recipes or foods, and that can keep your meringue from setting up!


How to serve lemon meringue pie The pie is best served very cold. It can be served as is and is just lovely with ice-cream.


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