web analytics
1.4K Flares Filament.io 1.4K Flares ×

A classic – you can’t go wrong with this lemon meringue pie!

Lemon Meringue Pie | Taste and Tell

Sometimes, the holidays are all about the classics.

Don’t get me wrong – I love trying new recipes.  (Which is why I have over 1400 recipes here on Taste and Tell!)  But there is something about Thanksgiving – where even if you do decide to do something a little bit different, you need to stick with at least one or two classics.  Luckily, my family loves pie.  In fact, when it comes to Thanksgiving, we usually end up with enough pies to feed an army.  I seriously think we had enough last year that each person could have had their own pie.  And amidst all of those pies and desserts, there are 2 pies that are must haves for me – pumpkin and lemon meringue.

When I decided to make a pre-Thanksgiving meal so that I could share some great recipes with all of you, I let my mom take over the pie duty.  She is the pie master, after all.  I gave her free reign to make whatever she wanted, and I have to say I was more than a little happy when she decided to make her perfect lemon meringue pie.  This, my friends, is probably one of my top 3 all-time favorite pies.  No holiday is complete without mom’s lemon meringue pie.

So if you are going to go the classic route, this is the only Lemon Meringue Pie recipe you’ll need!!


Lemon Meringue Pie
Prep time
Cook time
Total time
A classic pie - you can't go wrong with this lemon meringue pie!
Serves: 8 servings
  • 1 (9-inch) pie crust, cooked and cooled
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 3 egg whites
  • 6 tablespoons sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. In a saucepan, combine the 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt. Stir in the water. Cook over medium heat until thickened, stirring constantly. Add some of the hot mixture to the egg yolks, whisking constantly to prevent scrambling the eggs. Return to the hot mixture. Cook for 1 minute, stirring constantly.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in the butter, lemon peel and lemon juice. Pour the mixture into the pie crust.
  4. In another bowl, beat the egg whites until soft peaks form. Gradually add in the 6 tablespoons of sugar. Beat to stiff peaks. Spread the meringue over the hot filling. Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes or until browned.

Want more pie ideas for your Thanksgiving table?

Lemon Chess Pie | www.tasteandtellblog.com


Lemon Chess Pie





Sweet Potato Coconut Pie with Marshmallow Meringue | www.tasteandtellblog.com


Sweet Potato Coconut Pie with Marshmallow Meringue





Sour Cream Apple Pie | www.tasteandtellblog.com


Sour Cream Apple Pie





Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie | www.tasteandtellblog.com


Peanut Butter and Milk Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie





Taffy Apple Cheesecake Pie | www.tasteandtellblog.com


Taffy Apple Cheesecake Pie





Around the web:

Cranberry Blueberry Pie from Completely Delicious
Coconut Cream Pie with a Coconut Cookie Crust from Barbara Bakes
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cheesepie from Lilikoi Joy
Chocolate Cream Pie from The Cake Merchant
Disney’s Caramel Apple Pie from What’s Cooking with Ruthie

1.4K Flares Twitter 28 Facebook 79 Pin It Share 1.3K Google+ 6 Email -- Filament.io 1.4K Flares ×
Tagged with →  
twitter fb fb fb

29 Responses to Lemon Meringue Pie {Thanksgiving Week}

  1. Rosa says:

    Mmmhhh, one of my favorite pies! Your LMP looks really tempting.



  2. mmmm one of my favorite classic pies at Thanksgiving.

  3. You can never go wrong with a classic. Looks delicious!

  4. carrian says:

    nom, nom, nom! Love me some lemon meringue. (Have you had that baby?!! I’m waiting!!!!!)

  5. Annalise says:

    Love lemon meringue pie! Thanks for the link love!

  6. Lemon meringue pie is one of my favorites. This looks incredibly delicious and your pictures are stunning (as always)! 😀

  7. I love this classic pie route! I’ve actually never had lemon meringue pie before but I’m sure that’ll change very soon!

  8. Kim says:

    I’m so glad to hear that you all have lemon meringue for Thanksgiving too. Growing up it was my Grandpa’s favorite so we always had it at every holiday. This one looks delicious!

  9. Chels R. says:

    That Meringue looks absolutely perfect! I think I need your mom to come move in with me for a little bit and help me with all the cooking before my baby comes too 😉

  10. Joanne says:

    I am a HUGE lemon meringue pie lover, but unfortunately my family isn’t into lemony desserts. I’m so enamored with this though that I think I’ll be perfectly content to eat it all myself!

  11. When it comes to holidays I like mostly traditional food, but try to throw one or two new recipes in the mix. A must for me is pumpkin pie and pecan pie, and it must be my Mom’s (she is the pie master in our family making ALL the pies for our Thanksgiving dinner!)! Maybe one of our *new* recipes this year will be this pie because it sounds wonderful!

  12. This looks exactly as a lemon meringue pie should look, all lemony and meringuey. Yum!

  13. Donna says:

    Sometimes, recipes are a classic for a reason!

  14. This looks yummy. My family only does pumpkin and apple on Thanksgiving, but my in-laws are all about the lemon meringue. Now I want some!

  15. Emily says:

    I don’t like lemon meringue but I’d totally make this beauty for my hubby!

  16. Loretta says:

    The pie looks awesome. I think I need to start alternating classics with new stuff, because classics are still around for a reason…

  17. Mmmmm, pie. Lemon meringue is the perfect treat for all that Thanksgiving heaviness! Perfection m’dear, perfection!

  18. One of my favorite desserts!

  19. Betty says:

    This is what my middle son always asked for instead of cake for his birthday. He would be ecstatic if I made this for him for Thanksgiving, but it would be awkward carrying it on the plane. He’ll just have to move closer. 🙂

  20. kristy says:

    We’ve never had a lemon meringue pie at Thanksgiving. I know I would be all for it though!

  21. Krista says:

    I am extremely disappointed. This did not turn out. The lemon middle part is completely liquid and never set. Se we put it in the fridge and left it over night and it never set. So we tried baking it again and that didnt work either. We followed toe directions exactly. Wondering what is wrong. Has anyone else had this problem?

    • Deborah says:

      @Krista, the only thing that I can think of is if the filling wasn’t initially cooked enough. It should be mostly thickened before you even put it into the pie crust. I’m so sorry it didn’t work out for you!

  22. Sheri says:

    Mmmm…..maybe you can help me with a problem. 1 out 10 times, my meriingue will dissolve and make a mess. Would you happen to know why?

    • Deborah says:

      Sheri – I have never had that happen, and it’s hard to troubleshoot without seeing it, but I wonder if the egg whites aren’t beaten long enough? My only other guess is that the sugar wasn’t completely dissolved, which will cause for there to be more moisture in the meringue. Hopefully that will help some! Good luck!

  23. BitsyBet says:

    I will be trying your recipe this Thanksgiving. My family loves pie, too. We always have pumpkin, apple, and cherry crumb. Since I won’t be going home for Thanksgiving this year, they’re going to miss my traditional cherry crumb pie.

  24. Melanie says:

    This is a must have for me for Thanksgiving as well. Do you have a preferred pie crust?

  25. Corinne says:

    If you add 1/8 teaspoon cream of Tartar to your meringue when beating you will double the volume and have fluffy meringue to cover your pie.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *