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Wheat and Gluten Free Lemon Meringue Pie - so delicious!

Updated on August 4, 2012
3 stars from 2 ratings of Lemon Merignue Pie

Simple and Delicious

This Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe offers guests with or without wheat and gluten free allergies a delicious and refreshing desert. For the cook, it is simple to make and not too time consuming. You can "cheat" a little and use a PatsyPie wheat and gluten free crumble crust for retailers, make your own using a box of wheat and gluten free graham style crackers crumbled and flattened into pie dish with a little melted butter or create your own from scratch using the ingredients listed in the "crust from scratch" unit below.

Lemon meringue pie exterior
Lemon meringue pie exterior | Source

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 50 min
Yields: 6 to 8 people


  • 1 1/4 cups sugar, white or brown as preferred for filling
  • 1/3 cup cornstrach (US/Canada) Cornflour (UK)
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 eggs separated
  • 1 tbsp butter, unsalted
  • 5 tbsp lemon juice or juice of 2 large lemons
  • 6oz caster sugar, for meringue

Lemon Filling and Meringue

  1. Beat 3 egg yolks and set aside
  2. Combine sugar, cornstarch and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a gentle boil, stirring. TIP - add water slowly and smooth cornstarch to prevent lumping. Boil gently for one munute.
  3. Pour half of mixture onto egg yols, then pur back into pot. Cook for one minute stirring constantly.
  4. Remove from heat and add butter and lemon juice. Pour into prepared crust in pie dish.
  5. Whisk egg whites until stiff and peaks form. Whisk 2 tablespoons and sugar and fold in remaining sugar x 2 tbsps at a time.
  6. Pile meringue on top of pie filling and sprinkle or dredge a little caster or icing sugar overtop
  7. Place pie in a cool oven 275F for 10-15mins. When cooked the meringue should be crisp on top with a soft marshamallow texture inside.

Crust from Scratch

  • Dry ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 cups brown rice flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Wet ingredients:
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons honey

Combine ingredients excepy honey in a bowl and rub together to create breadrumbs. When mixed add honey and press into greased pie dish. Bake blind in oven at 400 for 15 minutes.

Nutrition Information per serving

229 calories, 9g fat, 32g carbs, 4g protein, 1g fiber


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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Hello Sherry Hewins. I am glad you find the recipes helpful. One tip is to create a jar of ready made gluten free flour mix such as tapioca, potato and brown rice so you can pretty much make anything requiring flour from scratch in a snap.

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      Sherry Hewins 5 years ago from Sierra Foothills, CA

      Thanks for offering these gluten-free recipes. It seems so difficult for people who can't tolerate gluten or have kids that can't to find tasty food that's made from readily available ingredients. Voted up.

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks om paramapoonya. Glad you will try it out.

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      Om Paramapoonya 5 years ago

      Sounds delicious indeed! I have to add this to my must-try list. Bookmarked and rated way up!

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thanks teaches12345. This recipe is a good one for the meringue. I have tried others and they have not worked so well. The ration of 20z per egg white is essential. Sorry, can't share it's all gone:-(

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Oh my, can I have a piece? This is my favorite pie, besides chocolate. The meringue is so amazing!

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      Lizam1 5 years ago from Victoria BC

      Thank you Crystal. Hope you enjoy if you make it.

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      Crystal Tatum 5 years ago from Georgia

      Wow, that pie looks amazing! I've always loved lemon meringue. Voted up.