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Lemon Pie in Meringue Shell

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. + standing Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Makes

8 servings

A delicious and different dessert, this lemon pie is a part of all our family's special occasions. Typically, I prepare it the day before and refrigerate overnight. Still, its sunny yellow filling and creamy topping make me want to dive right in.

Ingredients

  • 3 large egg whites, room temperature
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar, divided
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups heavy whipping cream, whipped

Directions

  1. Place egg whites in a small bowl; add cream of tartar; beat until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1 cup of sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating until stiff peaks form. Spread onto the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9-in. pie plate. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the egg yolks, lemon juice and zest, salt and remaining sugar. Cook and stir over medium heat until mixture reaches 160° or is thick enough to coat the back of a metal spoon. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from the heat. Cool to room temperature without stirring.
  3. Fold half of the whipped cream into lemon filling; spread into meringue shell. Top with remaining whipped cream. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 286 calories, 14g fat (8g saturated fat), 147mg cholesterol, 73mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (38g sugars, 0 fiber), 3g protein.

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