My Mother’s Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon MeringueI remember this to be one of the favorite pastries that my mother made.  When she made that lemon meringue pie, it didn’t last long especially because of my bother who ate slice after slice.

When I moved I found that old original recipe of my mother and wanted to share it with you.

This is a bit different then the typical sour lemon meringue that we find in the US, so we you’re not a fan of sour, you’ll love this one.

This is such an easy and fast recipe while delicious. I hope you’ll try it and let me know how it went.


  • Pie Crust
  • ½ liter of milk (about 2 ½ cups)
  • 4 eggs
  • 40 g of flour
  • 75 g of sugar
  • 1 lemon


  • The white of the eggs
  • 75 g of sugar
  • 1 coffee spoon of icing sugar


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Remove the lemon zest with the least amount of white possible as this would give the pie a bitter taste.

Boil the milk with the zest in a cooking pot.

Remove the pot from heat and allow to cool off.

Mix sugar, eggs and flour together.

Remove the zest from the milk.

Then add the milk to the eggs, sugar and flour mixture.

Add the juice of half a lemon.

Mix everything well.

Pour the mixture into the pie

Bake for 20 to 25 minutes

Pre-heat the oven for 20 minutes in advance.

While the pie is baking prepare the meringue.


Beat the egg whites until stiff while adding the sugar little by little

Remove the pie from the oven and spread the meringue evenly and design as you wish.

Sprinkle the value of a small coffee spoon on top and put in the oven until the meringue get a light golden color.

So, what do you think? Would you like to try it?

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19 thoughts on “My Mother’s Lemon Meringue Pie”

  1. Hi Sylviane,

    Looks beautiful and sounds tasty. I’ve not typically been a fan but this sounds like I would like to try it. I’m always looking for different desserts for the family.

    Thanks for sharing. I’ll let you know how it tastes! 🙂
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    1. Hi Barbara,

      I’m glad you want to try it. If you’re not a fan of the typical lemon tarte here this is a bit different as I mentioned. to me it tastes much better.

      Thanks for your feedbacks.
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  2. Hi Sylviane,

    My favorite pie is lemon meringue. I really want to try this recipe. I’m curious because you mentioned it is different than the sour US pies. This one looks so delicious! I’ll let you know if I try it and I’ll let you know who wins…France? or US?

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    1. Hi Raena,

      In the typical American lemon-meringue there is no milk, so the sour of the lemon is way stronger. I like better this one myself, yet I love lemon.

      Thanks for coming and hope you’ll try it 🙂

    1. Hi Adrienne,

      Then you will love this one, because this one doesn’t give you a too strong lemon flavor. Even though I love lemon, I don’t like lemon meringues that are too sour because of the lemon taste being too strong.

      This one is very light too. Adding milk makes all the difference. I sure you’d like it 🙂

  3. I am a crust person and love more of it when I eat this type of pie. I love the picture of the pie the far right. I tend to like less cream and more of the lemon. I am going to make this next week and check back and let you know how it came out. My man loves this pie too!
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    1. Hi Sonia,

      Ah funny, I’m a crust person too. In many tartes (pies) it’s my favorite part.

      I hope you’ll try it and enjoy 🙂 Let me know.

  4. Hi,
    I never tasted Lemon Meringue Pie but when I just search for “Lemon Meringue Pie” & I found image’s so I really like this Lemon Meringue Pie & I wish to eat this.

  5. Hi Sylviane

    I have not eaten Lemon Meringue since I was about 20. I used to make it as a teenager for my grandfather who loved it. I only made it as I loved my granddad and it was his favorite.

    I love the sound of this recipe and might even give it a go. The heavens might open up – me baking!

    Thanks Sylviane

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    1. Hi Sue,

      How nice of you to be making Lemon Meringue for your granddad. That’s lovely.

      I hope you’ll like it if you try it.

  6. What a beautiful looking dessert! An eye-candy for sure! I think I have found what to request to my mom the next time I visit her! Thank you! Looks delicious.

  7. Oh, that looks so yum! And it seems easy to do as well. Thank you for a wonderful pie recipe!

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