Lemon Meringue Pie

April 04, 2015

During the spring season, it is a time for rejuvenation, gardening, picnics and “spring cleaning.”  

Also, it is a time to cook and bake those yummy, seasonal dishes and sweets.  If there is one thing that I have a weakness for, it is satisfying my sweet tooth.  There is a certain dessert that is baked every spring with a “from-the-heart” taste of citrus goodness that I look forward to: my nannies lemon meringue pie.  Through the years of watching her delicate hands carefully mix the pie to perfection, I was able to learn the secrets of her recipe.

Lemon meringue pie is a must-have for any bright, spring day!  It is also a great dessert to serve guests for any occasion with its sweet meringue topping and tart lemon filling.   Anything with a lemony, citrus flavor is literally one of my most favorite desserts during this time of year.

Lemon Meringue Pie


Pie Filling:
1 small package of Jell-o lemon pie filling (not instant)
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
3 egg yolks
11 ounce can of mandarin oranges
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 cup Cool Whip

Meringue Topping:
4 or 5 egg whites, room temperature


Add sugar, water, and egg yolk to pie filling in a pan.  Mix well.  

Pour juice of oranges into measuring cup.  Add the lemon juice.  Then add enough water to this to make 1-1/2 cups of liquid.  Cook until thick and then cool.

Mix Cool Whip once filling is cooled.  

Add 1/3 of orange sections inside of pie filling.  

Pour filling into already baked crust.  

Cover the top of pie with meringue topping.

I hope this mouth-watering pie recipe makes your spring more cheerful and refreshing this year, Ladies!

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