Sunday, 23 June 2013

Sunday Sweets #32 Lemon Meringue Pie

Last Sunday evening I had my Dad and sister over for Fathers Day.  We usually take my Dad out for a meal (he had his first Nando's and first Wagamama's due to Fathers Day celebrations!) but this year I wanted treat him to a home cooked curry and his favourite pudding.  My Dad loves lemon meringue pie and I always try to pile on as much fluffy meringue as physically possible!  I would love to say that this is made totally from scratch but hey lets face it no one has time to make pastry.  This is the one recipe where I actually prefer the way it comes out if you 'cheat'.  I buy a sweet pastry case and a pack of lemon pie filling (two servings for a total of 55p!!) to make the base and then whip up a batch of meringue.  Super cheap and speedy!

1 sweet pastry case
1 pack of lemon pie filling plus 1 egg yolk
4 egg whites
200g golden caster sugar


Preheat the oven to 200c  /  fan 180  /  gas 6

Make up the lemon pie filling as directed on the packet then pour into the pastry case and set aside to cool

Whip the egg whites into soft peaks

Slowly add the sugar a spoonful at a time whilst continuously whisking until smooth and glossy

Put spoonfuls of the meringue around the outside of the pie spreading it so it just touches the pastry.  This anchors the meringue to the base and stops it from sliding off

Pile the rest in the centre and smooth

Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until it starts to crisp and change colour

You're meant to leave it to cool but I love it whilst it is still hot so it's up to you!

My Dad loved it!



  1. Your dad is so cute! And that pie is the hugest thing I've ever seen (O_O). Looks awesome!

    Sarah x

  2. What a lovely thing to make for your dad! I've never had lemon meringue pie before but definitely want to try it now. x

  3. Looks delicious, the meringue looks immense!
    My dad's fave is lemon meringue pie as well, although I don't think mine will ever live up to my nana's! x

  4. Wow wee, that is a beautiful meringue. I love lots of it too. I only noticed in Sainsburys last week you can but egg whites in a carton. They are pricey but I'm lazy! Will give this a go in the week for sure.


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