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Slice of Mile High Lemon Meringue Pie on a white plate

Lemon Meringue Pie

5 from 8 reviews

A classic lemon meringue pie  with a generous meringue topping!

Ingredients

For lemon filling:

For meringue:

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325º.
  2. Combine first three ingredients in saucepan; set aside.
  3. Combine yolks, water and juice, and stir into sugar mixture. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly till mixture boils and thickens. Boil one minute, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Stir in butter and zest. Pour into pastry shell.
  4. Beat whites and cream of tartar on high speed with electric mixer until foamy. Gradually add sugar, one tablespoon at a time, until stiff peaks form and sugar is dissolved, about 2-4 minutes. Add vanilla and beat well.
  5. Spread meringue over hot filling, making sure meringue covers all filling. Bake for 25-28 minutes.

Notes

Adapted from Southern Living