Make it Monday · Recipes

Make it Monday: Lemon meringue pie

This weeks make is a bit of a cheat….a delicious cheat.

I admit that when I make lemon meringue I use packet lemon filling and ready made pastry. It’s not that I can’t make them myself but I’ve better things to be doing with my time as I work full time and have 2 demanding girls (1 of whom is currently obsessed with playing in the kitchen sink).

So if you need the cheats way of making lemon meringue then read on my friend.

MIM lemon meringue ingredients

I buy Greens Lemon Pie Filling – it’s the only brand I use as the lemon isn’t too tart.

MIM lemon meringue lemon filling

I follow the instructions on the side of the box to make the lemon filling – stirring continuously.

MIM lemon meringue lemon filing cooling

The hot lemon filing is poured into the ready cooked pie case and left to cool.

MIM lemon meringue egg whites

When the filling has cooled then the meringue topping can be prepared using 2 egg whites and caster sugar.

MIM lemon meringue egg whites whisked

This is whisked until stiff…

MIM lemon meringue uncooked

then spread on top of the cooled pie filling.

MIM lemon meringue cooked

The pie is then placed into the oven and heated until the meringue topping browns ever so slightly.

We really enjoyed this pie – think it was the best one I’ve made so far.

MIM lemon meringue slice

Have a great week everyone.

Jean

 

 

 

5 thoughts on “Make it Monday: Lemon meringue pie

  1. Your pie looks delicious! I will try your recipe out! Brings back fond memories of my grandma making lemon meringue pies! Have a wonderful week. Hugz Lisa and Bear

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