Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Lemon Meringue Pie

One of our families favorite pies is a Lemon Meringue, it will compliment any meal and is always a hit. Our large and small family gatherings always had one of these Lemon Meringue Pies on the dessert table. I am not really sure which family member originated this recipe, it has just been around since I started cooking and that's a very long time, lol.  I recently made this Lemon Meringue Pie for a very special family event and wanted to share it with you today, hope you like it.

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie
Miz Helen's Kitchen
9 Inch Pie
1 prepared 9 inch pie crust
The Filling
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons flour
3 tablespoons corn startch
pinch of salt
1 1/2 cup water
3 lemons juiced
Zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons butter
4 egg yolks ( I use pastured eggs from my neighbor)
Several Drops of Yellow Food Coloring
Mix the sugar, flour, salt, and corn starch into a saucepan.  Add lemon juice, zest and water mixing well.  Whisk the egg yolks well and set aside.  
Cook over medium heat stirring constantly until the mixture thickens.  When the mix comes to a boil, stir in the butter and mix until the butter melts. 
Reduce the heat and temper the whisked egg yolks, then add the remainder of the yolks and stir well. Gradually bring the mix back to a boil and stir until the mixture is very thick, then remove from heat and add several drops of yellow food coloring, mixing until the color is even in the mixture.
Allow to cool to room temperature. When the mixture has cooled pour into a baked pie crust. 
The Meringue
4 egg whites, cold
6 tablespoons sugar
In a cold mixing bowl pour 4 cold egg whites.  Whip the egg whites, adding the sugar gradually, until the egg whites are are able to form soft peaks.
Spread on top of the pie filling making sure that the meringue is sealed over the edge of the crust to prevent shrinkage.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until the meringue is browned 

The Filling Is Beautiful and Is Delicious
 This Is Mile High Meringue

Someone Took A Slice Already

This Slice Is Just For You

I sure am glad you stopped by to have a slice of pie with me today and hope your enjoyed it. Your visits are always important to me and hope you will come back real soon!
Peace and Joy,


  1. that looks sooo delicious. i´m sorry you are so far away :)

  2. I adore your lemon merigue, piled high, Miz Helen. Such a fantastic recipe, so incredibly delicious:) Thanks for sharing:)

  3. This pie sounds delicious and perfect, I am in for dig in.

  4. Your pie looks absolutely amazing! Will pin this recipe...thanks for posting! Blessings from Nancy at livininthegreen.blogspot.com

  5. Love lemon meringue pie! I so wish I could have that big ole slice-enjoy:@)

  6. That's a beautiful pie! I love almost anything lemon - that fresh tartness is sublime.

  7. That is one pretty pie! Delicious. Come and visit us Helen. We are having a great giveaway this week that we know you will love!

  8. Looks so good! I'd love a very big slice.

  9. What a beautiful pie! The meringue certainly IS "mile high"! YUMMY! I featured your menu this week... you are a menu icon to me!!!
    Thanks for sharing this sweet and beautiful dessert at ON THE MENU MONDAY!

  10. Looks really good and love your high meringue!

  11. Miz Helen, my mouth is watering, I love love love lemon meringue pie! I think I'm going to make this soon.

    Thanks for sharing the recipe, I know it's gotta be good.

    Melissa @ The Alchemist

  12. Yum, Yum, Yum! Looks fantastic! Have a great day!

  13. Thanks for sharing your Lemon Meringue Pie recipe with us at Cast Party Wednesday. It makes my mouth water just looking at it. I hope you're having a GREAT week! ~Sheryl~

  14. Looks SO tasty. Love that meringue!! Thanks for linking up at Weekend Potluck. Hope you enjoy a fabulous fall weekend.

  15. Oh, my your meringue is gorgeous... thanks for sharing such a loved family recipe on foodie friday.

  16. Oh my goodness - from scratch, no less! That meringue is spectacular! I'm sure it tastes wonderful to become a family tradition. Thanks so much for linking on Busy Monday.

  17. I love lemon meringue pie but it's been years since I've made one. I must remedy that! I can't get over your fabulous meringue, Miz Helen! Your pie looks mouthwatering! Thank you for sharing your recipe for this classic treat. I hope to give it a try soon.

  18. I LOVE lemon meringue pie. Unfortunately, I've yet to master the technique of meringue.

  19. I haven't had a lemon meringue pie in ages. This one looks beyond delicious...it looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your recipe!


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