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This zesty lemon meringue pie recipe is the perfect treat. It’s sure to be an instant family favourite!

Ingredients

Pastry

  • 1 cup self-raising flour
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon (15g) Flora Light® margarine
  • 2 tablespoons skim milk
  • 1 egg white
  • flour to roll pastry

Filling

  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup water
  • 5 level tablespoons custard powder
  • ½ cup evaporated light milk

Meringue

  • 3 egg whites
  • ¾ cup caster sugar

 Method

  1. Preheat oven 180°C fan forced.
  2. To make pastry: In a medium size mixing bowl combine flour and sugar. Melt margarine and add to milk, using a fork beat egg white into milk mixture until combined. Pour into flour and fold together. Place pastry on a well-floured surface and roll out to fit shape of round pie dish (23cm) that has been coated with cooking spray. Roll up pastry using a rolling pin, lift into pie plate. Trim around edges and bake 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned. Allow to cool.
  3. To make filling: In a medium size saucepan heat all ingredients except milk. Using a whisk, blend ingredients together until mixture comes to the boil, whisk in milk. Leave to cool.
  4. To make meringue: In a medium size mixing bowl beat egg whites until stiff peaks form. Gradually add in sugar beating well each time until all sugar has been used.
  5. To assemble pie: Spread lemon filling evenly over prepared pastry base. Spoon meringue mixture on top of filling, spreading to the edge of pie, make peaks with flat of spoon. Bake10-15 minutes or until meringue is browned.

Serves 10

Recipe from Symply Too Good To Be True Book 2

  • That looks soo good! Thank you for sharing.

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  • My husband says only his mum makes the best lemon meringue pie, I’ll have to give this ago and compare.

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  • Ooooo I like the sound of this one! Party favourite

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  • Sounds nice however my ‘real’ recipe is using Condensed milk.

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  • I’ve never tried to make this before as it looked too hard but this makes it look easy as pie.

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  • This looks so amazing and although early in the day, I want to eat it now! I love a lemon meringue pie.

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  • I used to love lemon meringue and this is quite an easy recipe to follow. Unfortunately I still love this but it no longer loves me as I’ve developed an allergy to citrus. I’ll certainly be passing it on to my daughter-in-law.

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  • Thank you, looking forward to giving this a try.

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  • Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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  • I don’t know, I think the prize for best lemon meringue goes to my mum!

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  • You make it sound so easy’ Thanks for sharing your recipe – this is a favourite of mine.

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  • This is deadly, but I will try it

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  • Lemon meringue pie is my absolute favourite. Definitely have to try this one.

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  • Yum love a proper lemon meringue pie that has that real lemon taste

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  • This looks so delicious
    I can’t wait to make it

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