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Lemon Meringue Pie

Updated on October 20, 2012

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There was a game my dad and I used to play when he was alive. When I asked him and mum over for dinner, Dad always asked, "Ya gonna make me my favorite pie?" I'd say, "Yup, I've already made it." Then I'd say, "I made your favorite rhubarb pie, just the way you like it." This would sometimes be substituted for peach, apple, raisen, blueberry or whatever other pie I could think up on the spur of the moment. He'd say, "Oh good!" and we'd leave it at that. When they arrived at our home I would see my Dad looking to try to discover what kind of pie I had baked. I always hid it .. sometimes in the cupboard and often even in another room so that Dad couldn't, "accidently" see it.

Dad worked hard and always had a good appetite but when asked if he wanted seconds or thirds of the main course he invariably said, "No thank you, I have to leave room for the lemon pie!"

Now how did he know I had made a lemon pie? Mum didn't make lemon pie so I always made it to please my Dad. He loved it so!

Below you will find one of the variations of lemon pie my Dad loved.

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This pie is prepared for a pre-baked 9-inch pastry shell.

Prepare this Meringue:

~ Separate the whites from the yolks of 3 eggs.

~ Beat the whites with a dash of salt6 until stiff but not dry.

~ Gradually beat in 6 tablespoons of sugar, sprinkling a little at a time over the surface of the egg whites.

~ Continue beating until very smooth and glossy. Add flavoring if desired.

Pile lightly on top of the pie filling (thoroughly cooled). Seal the edge of the meringue to the pastry to prevent it from shrinking and leaving a gap as it browns. Bake in a moderate oven (325 F) 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly brown. Makes enough meringue for one 9-inch pie.

Cook Time

Prep Time: 1/2 hour

Total Time: 1 1/2 hour

Serves: 6 - 8 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 pre-baked 9-inch pastry shell
  • 3 eggs (separated)
  • 1 can (1 1/3 cup) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • 2/3 cups lemon juice
  • 6 tablespoons sugar

Instructions

  1. ~ Beat egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored.
  2. ~ Fold in condensed milk, lemon rind and juice
  3. ~ Pour into baked pastry shell.
  4. ~ Spread meringue on top.
  5. ~ Bake in a moderate oven (325 F.) about 15 to 20 minutes or until browned.
Cast your vote for Quick Lemon Meringue Pie

Here is where you may find the perfect pie plates and accessories.

Many of the pie plates on the market today are 10-inch and even larger. I prefer the 9-inch pie plate as most of my recipes have been passed down to me and call for that size of a pan.

Good Cook 9 Inch Ceramic Pie Plate, Red
Good Cook 9 Inch Ceramic Pie Plate, Red

Served in this pie plate any pie will look good!

 
Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Hi-Dome Covered Pie Pan
Nordic Ware Natural Aluminum Commercial Hi-Dome Covered Pie Pan

Safe storage is essential for Dad's favorite pie!

 
Tupperware 12" Round Pie Keeper. White with Yellow Seal
Tupperware 12" Round Pie Keeper. White with Yellow Seal

Perfect for holding that secret pie! Even if Dad spots this he won't be able to guess what kind of pie it holds. A great find!

 
Emile Henry 9-Inch Pie Dish, Cerise Red
Emile Henry 9-Inch Pie Dish, Cerise Red

An extra-special pie dish for an extra-special pie!

 

Dad with his Lemon Pie! - "All for me? What are you going to have?"

Dad with his lemon pie
Dad with his lemon pie

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If you come to my house would you like me to make you a lemon pie?

I'd love to read your comments!

~LaraineRose

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      Laraine Sims 3 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @AmyLOrr: Thank you for writing, Amy. I just baked a lemon pie tis morning. Come on over and have a taste. MMMMmmm good!

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      AmyLOrr 3 years ago

      Yes please! I love lemon meringue pie, though I have not had it in ages. I will have to try out your recipe :)

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      othellos 4 years ago

      Nice lens and recipe. Lemon meringue pie became my favorite when I was studying in New York because it resembles the taste of a lemon cream of my country. I have a few versions of this recipe, but still trying to find the missing part of the puzzle. Thanks for sharing:=)

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      Masterdevin123 4 years ago

      My gosh this looks amazing, if I could bless it I would.

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      norma-holt 4 years ago

      A new blessing on this lovely lens and may you have a wonderful, successful and happy 2013. Hugs

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @GregoryMoore: Pecan Pie is good too, I agree! Thank you for stopping by and leaving a like and a comment.

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      Gregory Moore 4 years ago from Louisville, KY

      Very nice. This looks great. Next to Pecan Pie, this is my favorite!

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Jo-Jackson: It's all in the homemade filling. I never buy the boxed fillings. Yuk, may as well eat the box. :)

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      Laraine Sims 4 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @melissiaoliver: Thank you for the visit. Practice makes perfect, they say.

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      Jo-Jackson 4 years ago

      I love lemon meringue pies but the commercially made ones always seem a bit too sweet. I like the lemony bite of the ones my mother used to bake and no others have ever been as good. Will give your recipe a try.

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      melissiaoliver 5 years ago

      I've made lemon meringue pie once and it was alright, but I could definitely have improved! This is a lovely story, thank you for sharing.

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      AJ 5 years ago from Australia

      This is a lovely story and special to be included in such personal memories and emotions. I hope you still enjoy your Dad's lemon meringue pie. Blessings.

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      piedromolinero 5 years ago

      Already the intro photo made me longing for your pie. I'd love to try it now!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @piedromolinero: Just checking back here today made me think, "I've got to make that pie again soon." I'll give you a call.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Im Horse Crazy: I hope that you win with this recipe. Please let me know.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: It is indeed! Thank you for visiting!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Ajeet: This is a very simple recipe. I'm sure your boys could master it.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Elsie Hagley: :) Thank you!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Millionairemomma: He was happy! He got what he loves!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @julieannbrady: Whenever you have the time, you are welcome. :)

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @RuralFloridaLiving: Thank you for stopping by... Appreciate the visit.

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      RuralFloridaLiving 5 years ago

      Beautifully written - Will have to try your pie too!

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      Im Horse Crazy 5 years ago

      I'm entering a lemon meringue pie into the County Fair in August, so this recipe will come in handy - can't wait to try it!

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      Back to refresh my angel blessing - what a great lens. My son is home from college, and we are going to make that pie.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I would love to try your recipe. It sounds sensational.

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      Ajeet 5 years ago

      Yes. I would love to teach my two boys this recipe :)

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      Elsie Hagley 5 years ago from New Zealand

      Sure would love you to make me a lemon pie, i would share it with your father, love that smile. Blessed

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      Millionairemomma 5 years ago

      Great recipe and I loved the photo of dad. He looks so happy. The pie looks yummy. Wonderful lens.

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      julieannbrady 5 years ago

      My dear, you have such a lovely story telling style. Oh my! Yes, I would love to come to your house for a lemon pie. When??? Delicious!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @norma-holt: Once you start you're going to have to make it again and again, I just know it!

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      norma-holt 5 years ago

      Gorgeous story and recipe. Yep, I will make it and try it out on my grandkids. Thanks for sharing. Featured on Blessed by Skiesgreen 2012-2 and also on Squids Cooking Cake Recipes. Hugs

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @peggyBoatright: These pies doe take a bit more effort than a lot of other desserts but ... they added effort is greatly appreciated!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Johanna Eisler: Sounds like you had a nice dad too!

      Your visit will be welcome!

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      peggyBoatright 5 years ago

      Lemon pie along with coconut creme pie were my dad's favorite too. I plan to try our recipe. Loved the story too.

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      Johanna Eisler 5 years ago

      "All for me?" Sounds like something my dad used to say. What a beautiful smiling face - it truly touches my heart.

      P.S. Can't wait for that lemon pie!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Timewarp: You bet! It was his favorite!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @LornsA178: Weekends we have open-house. On the menu will be lemon meringue pie. You would be very welcome.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @queenofduvetcover: You are welcome. I'm pleased to have the opportunity!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Gypzeerose: Yes, I know that I was truly blessed with a great dad! I really miss him.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @JoshK47: Hi Josh. If you've never had lemon meringue pie you still haven't lived! I don't know anyone who doesn't like it!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @whats4dinner: I'll tell you what's4dinner .. lemon pie .. you're invited!

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Sylvestermouse: You are very fortunate to have a mum who makes you your favorite pie! Thank you for stopping by and blessing this lens.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @Diana Wenzel: Tomorrow I'll be baking one .. it's raining and maybe it'll bring a bit of sunshine into our home. Wish you could drop in and have a piece.

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      Laraine Sims 5 years ago from Lake Country, B.C.

      @anonymous: Thank you for your visit and comment. This is the time of year I usually make lemon pie. When the fruit is plentiful that is what I use.

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      Paul 5 years ago from Montreal

      Great pic of your dad, you can tell he loves that pie!

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Great lens, I love your recipe.

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      LornsA178 5 years ago

      I would love to try your lemon pie! Very thoughtful lens. Thanks!

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      queenofduvetcover 5 years ago

      I LOVE lemon meringue pie! Thank you for sharing. =)

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      Rose Jones 5 years ago

      What a sweet lens. The recipe sounds really good - I am going to try it. You and your dad were both blessed.

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      JoshK47 5 years ago

      Looks tasty to me! Blessed by a SquidAngel!

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      whats4dinner 5 years ago

      I would love to have some of your lemon pie. It sounds delicious.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 5 years ago from United States

      Sounds absolutely divine! I would have to say, Lemon Meringue pie is my favorite too. My mom still makes it for me for my birthday every year.

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      Renaissance Woman 5 years ago from Colorado

      Yes, ma'am. Please save a slice of that lemon meringue pie for me. One of my absolute favorites. I've been so hungry for this kind of pie lately. This was a beautiful and touching story. Loved it!