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lemon meringue pie recipe

Lemon Meringue pie

This lemon meringue pie recipe is a great old recipe from a school recipe book! Never fails and well worth it. I am all about easy recipes and lemon meringue pie made this way is both easy and delicious and will even impress your mother in law!

Lemon meringue pies have been known to make me susceptible to all sorts of persuasion, so if you need to persuade someone to do something for you, it’s quite simple make them a lemon meringue pie! 🙂

What you need

¾ packet tennis biscuits
75 mls melted butter
1 tin of condensed milk
Zest of 2 lemons
100 ml lemon juice
4 egg yolks
2 egg whites
75 ml castor sugar

The process

Crush the biscuits, melt the butter in a mixing jug in the microwave (just makes it a little quicker and less messy)
Add the biscuit crumbs to the butter and mix well.

Line the bottom of the pie dish with the biscuit crumbs and chill in the fridge.

Mix the condensed milk, juice and rind of lemon and egg yolks together and pour onto the pie shell.

Beat the egg whites until stiff add the castor sugar slowly and mix and when thick and full spread on top of the filling.
Bake for 20-30 mins at 160C until meringue is light brown.

Don’t wait until its cool, leave it for a few minutes if you can and dig in, Its really great.

For something really simple and special as a cold dessert try the easy lemon flan recipe. It’s from a famous Johannesburg restaurant and takes just 15 minutes to make.


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62 Responses to “Lemon Meringue pie”

  1. Lolita says:

    Good day “G”

    I’ve just discovered you and your site today looking for a Fudge Recipe and would really like to know if you by any chance a a Cook Book out in stores?? I don’t always have access to internet with the type of work I’m in (involves a lot of travelling) while I like trying new things in the kitchen for my Tot & Husband whenever I can. Your recipes are great with what I’ve seen so far and for sure you’ve gained yourself a new fan….BUT IS THERE A BOOK OUT THERE or are you just on line??

    Happy Regards to you!!

    • Graham says:

      Hi again, I am only online but could do one in the future. Learned how to cook after I discovered how expensive feeding 4 kids and their mates is on weekends in restaurants and started out finding great recipes that were easy and delicious. I’m happy to say that all 4 kids love cooking as much as I do now and it is always a treat to have the whole crew in the kitchen.. 🙂 Happy days G

      • Lolita says:

        Thanx!! And indeed, worst of all nowadays, food and eating out is expensive… Your story further inspires me that there is hope afterall!! Thanx for sharing. And all the best with the book should you decide to put it togetheR!

        sIGNED:
        “hAPPY mOM”

  2. Mandy C says:

    Hi Graham

    I made this on Saturday night what a huge success. Thanx so much – I love all your recipes.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    Hi, thanks for delicious recipe. I love cooking new thing it has been a good experience cooking yor recipe. I love lemon flan, it made it on December!!! My visitor loved it as well thank to you!!!

  4. britt fuller says:

    Hi G, Thanks for simple, use friendly recipe!! I am going to teach 10 Zimbabwean cooks how to make your Lemon Meringue pie, wish me luck!!

  5. Craig says:

    I am a widower who had to learn to cook which was really hard. Some Thai & Chinese is nice, but I really wish someone to send me some nice steak & kidney pie.

  6. Terry says:

    Hi Graham, I have been searhing your site for a good Christmas Mince Pie recipe. Not the mince part of it but I did see in another recipe how to ‘spice up’ the bought mince. Do you have one I’m sure it would be appreciated by many who follow your recipes

    • Graham says:

      Hi Terry, the Xmas recipes are on the go and will be posted in the next 2 weeks or so.. thanks for the suggestion. Cheers for now G

  7. Sebastiaan says:

    Thank you for the great recipe, tastes just like my moms!

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