Fresh Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

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Best with Sunkist® Lemons
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Delicious, homemade and a wonderful lemon flavor. Fresh Lemon Meringue Pie is a crowd pleaser, your family and friends will be delighted when you serve this dessert.


  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 Tbsp. corn starch
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup cold water
  • 1/2 cup Sunkist® freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 egg yolks, well beaten
  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 1 1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1/2 Sunkist® lemon, zested
  • 2 to 3 drops yellow food coloring (optional)
  • 9 inch baked pie crust
  • Three Egg Meringue (Recipe link provided below.)

  • Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Instructions: (Makes 6 servings)

  • In saucepan, thoroughly combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Gradually blend in cold water and lemon juice. Stir in egg yolks. Add butter and boiling water. Bring to a boil over medium high heat, stirring constantly. Reduce heat to medium and boil for 1 minute. Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest and food coloring. Pour into baked pie crust.
  • Top with Three Egg Meringue, sealing well at edges. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. Cool for 2 hours before serving.

    Three Egg Meringue