Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie – Citrus Dream

Picture this: a sunny afternoon, a gentle breeze rustling through the trees, and the tantalizing aroma of our Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie – Citrus Dream wafting from your kitchen. This dessert is a citrus lover’s dream come true, a symphony of zesty lemon and fluffy meringue that’ll make your taste buds dance with delight.


  • 1 pre-made pie crust
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • Zest of 2 lemons
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar (for meringue)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup of granulated sugar and cornstarch.
  3. Stir in water, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture thickens and comes to a boil.
  4. Once boiling, continue to cook and stir for another 2 minutes. Remove from heat.
  5. In a separate bowl, beat the egg yolks. Gradually whisk in about 1/2 cup of the hot lemon mixture.
  6. Return the egg yolk mixture to the saucepan and bring to a gentle boil again. Cook and stir for an additional 2 minutes.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla extract until smooth.
  8. Pour the lemon filling into the pre-baked pie crust.
  9. In a clean bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Gradually add 1/2 cup granulated sugar and continue to beat until stiff peaks form.
  10. Spoon the meringue over the hot lemon filling, spreading it to the edges to seal the pie.
  11. Bake in the preheated oven for about 10-12 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown.
  12. Allow the pie to cool completely before slicing and serving.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Indulge in the bright and refreshing flavors of this Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie. The zingy lemon filling and airy meringue topping come together to create a citrus dream on your plate.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 275 | Fat: 9g | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 3g

Imagine savoring each forkful of this luscious pie—a crispy, golden crust giving way to a silky lemony filling, topped with clouds of sweet meringue. It’s the kind of dessert that can turn any day into a special occasion. Share it with loved ones, or savor it all by yourself. Luscious Lemon Meringue Pie – Citrus Dream is more than a dessert; it’s a slice of sunshine.

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