Classic Lemon Meringue Pie


Classic Lemon Meringue Pie

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    This pie is lemon-licious, using fresh lemons for the lemon juice and zest.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    Serves 8
    1 Hy-Vee frozen pie crust
    4 Hy-Vee large eggs
    1 ½ c. plus 6 tbsp Hy-Vee sugar, divided
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee flour
    3 tbsp. Hy-Vee cornstarch
    ¼ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    1 ½ c. water
    2 tbsp. Hy-Vee butter
    2 tsp. lemon zest, finely grated
    ⅓ c. fresh lemon juice
    ¼ tsp. cream of tartar

    Things To Grab

    • 2 small bowls
    • Medium saucepan with lid
    • Whisk
    • Stand mixer and bowl with whisk attachment
    • Spatula


    1. Bake empty pie crust according to package directions. Heat oven to 350 degrees.

    2. Separate egg yolks from whites; set whites aside for meringue

    3. For filling, combine 1-1/2 cups sugar, flour, cornstarch and salt in a medium saucepan. Gradually whisk in water. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until bubbly and thickened; reduce heat. Cook and stir for an additional 2 minutes; remove from heat.

    4. In a small bowl, lightly beat egg yolks. Gradually stir about 1 cup of hot filling into yolks. Return yolk mixture to remaining filling. Bring to gentle boil; reduce heat and continue to cook 2 minutes.

    5. Remove from heat and stir in butter and lemon zest; gently stir in lemon juice. Keep filling warm; prepare meringue for pie.

    6. For meringue, place egg whites and cream of tartar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with whisk attachment. Beat until soft peaks form; gradually add remaining sugar and continue beating until stiff, glossy peaks form, about 4 minutes.

    7. Pour warm filling into baked pie crust. Spread meringue over warm filling, spreading meringue to touch crust. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes or until meringue is golden. Cool completely before serving.

    Nutrition facts


    330 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 10g
    • Cholesterol: 100mg
    • Sodium: 180mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 60g
    • Protein: 3g

    Daily Values

    Iron 6%
    Calcium 2%
    Vitamin D 6%
    Potassium 2%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Cornstarch package.