Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe


It’s time for some cosy moments by the fire now that we’re in the middle of Winter. So why not relax after an evening meal with a little cherry or brandy? And of course, you need a sweet dessert, just like my wonderful lemon meringue pie!

lemon meringue pie


Here is a simple and tasty recipe for lemon meringue pie. Make it today and enjoy!


Pie crust

  • 125 g butter at room temp.
  • 1 dl castor sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 dl flour


  • juice from 2 lemons
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 125 g butter
  • 2 dl castor sugar


  • 3 egg whites
  • 2 dl castor sugar


Pie base

  1. Mix butter, sugar, and egg.
  2. Fold in flour to a dough. Let rest chilled for 1 hour
  3. Set oven to 225°C.
  4. Spread out dough in a pie dish, 28 cm in diameter (for 8 portions). Bake for 10 minutes. Let cool.
  5. Set oven to 250°C, grill setting.


  1. Wash lemons. Grate zest and squeeze juice.
  2. Whip lemon juce, zest and egg yolks.
  3. Melt butter and mix sugar and lemon mixture.
  4. Simmer on low heat until the cream thickens. Let cool and pour into the pie crust.


  1. Whip egg whites.
  2. Add sugar a little at a time to make a thick meringue paste.
  3. Spread evenly over the pie.
  4. Bake for about 3 minuter.

5 facts about meringue

  • Meringue is believed to come from the city Meiringen in Switzerland
  • Meringue can be flavoured with chocolate
  • Is used in pavlova, a national dessert in New Zealand
  • Is fat-free
  • There are 3 varieties: French, Italian, and Swiss

Bonus recipe: Lemon Meringue Pie


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  • Reply
    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 07:37

    Mmm, det såg verkligen supergott ut!
    Ha en fin helg!
    Kram Anna

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    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 09:18

    Yummy, I wanna a piece now!:) So delicious and yummy!:) Happy Friday dear Maria! xo

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    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 17:20

    Gud så läckert! Både färgen, bilden och receptet! Jag älskar citronpaj och blev otroligt sugen nu!!!!

  • Reply
    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 21:57

    That looks delicious!


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    Friday, January 31, 2014 at 23:18

    I don’t particularly like anything with lemon – I don’t like that sour taste even if it’s just a hint of it….

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    Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at 10:27

    I loved this Meringue recipe, Jon! I’m definitely trying this flavored with white chocolate. Can’t go wrong with Laura’s kitchen here.

  • Reply
    Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 18:36

    Det står 2 citroner två gånger. Ska det vara två eller fyra?

    • Reply
      Maria Ljungström
      Wednesday, April 17, 2019 at 19:22

      Hej tack för du upplyste om felet :) det ska vara bara 2 citroner GLAD PÅSK!

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    Saturday, May 9, 2020 at 03:00

    Mix the condensed milk, lemon juice, zest and the 3 egg yolks. Set aside the whites for the meringue. Pour the lemon mixture into the biscuit base and set aside.

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