My mum always wanted me to try my Grandma Jacqueline's Lemon Meringue Pie, I never got to try it up until now. I have cooked this recipe once before, and I am now looking forward to seeing if it is any different that my gran's.
It is very simple, any one could make this.


  • BASE

  • 1 1/2 cup icing sugar

  • 140g butter

  • 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten

  • 2 tablespoon water


  • 1/2 cup cornflour

  • 1 cup castor sugar

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice

  • 1 1/4 cup water

  • 2 teaspoon lemon rind grated

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 60g butter


  • 3 egg whites

  • 1/2 cup castor sugar


  • 1.


  • 2.

    Sift flour and icing sugar into a bowl.

  • 3.

    Rub in butter.

  • 4.

    Add yolk and enough water to make ingredients cling together.

  • 5.

    Press the dough into a ball, need lightly on a floured surface until smooth.

  • 6.

    Refrigerate for 30 minutes.

  • 7.

    Roll dough on lightly floured surface large enough to line pie plate/s.

  • 8.

    Trim edges.

  • 9.

    Line pastry with paper, fill with dried beans or rice and bake at 200˚C for 10 minutes. Remove paper and beans and bake a further 10 minutes.

  • 10.


  • 11.

    Beat egg whites in a small bowl with electric mixer until soft peaks form.

  • 12.

    Gradually add sugar, beat until dissolved between additions.

  • 13.


  • 14.

    Combine cornflour and sugar in a saucepan.

  • 15.

    Gradually stir in lemon juice and water, stir until its smooth

  • 16.

    Stir over heat until mixture boils and thickens (should be very thick)

  • 17.

    Reduce heat, simmer, stirring for 30 seconds

  • 18.

    Remove from heat, quickly stir in rind, yolks and butter

  • 19.

    Stir until butter is melted. Cover and cool to room temperature

  • 20.


  • 21.

    Place filling into blind baked pastry, top with meringue mixture and make until meringue is golden.


Absolutley amazing accompanied with ice cream

Like this recipe? Subscribe to our newsletter to get more recipes like this delivered striaght to your inbox.

By registering you agree to our Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Privacy Notice

Metric Converter

Tell us what you think in the comments below


Sign Out

Click to Rate

Join the Conversation

Please note, LifeStyle cannot respond to all comments posted in our comments feed. If you have a comment or query you would like LifeStyle to respond to, please use our feedback form.

0 0 0 0 0
Average Rating
1 comment • 0 ratings
Please login to comment
Posted by jackicamReport
My mum's favourite dessert is Lemon Meringue pie. This sounds like a good recipe - I don't like when some recipes use condensed milk in the lemon filling - it just tastes wrong! I think it's time to make one of these again! Thanks for the recipe Laura.