Lemon Meringue Pie

Preparation info

  • Yield:


    pies, 10 inches in diameter
    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Professional Pastry Chef

By Bo Friberg

Published 1989

  • About

Like apple pie, lemon meringue pie is an American favorite and has been since the nineteenth century. The sweet, billowy meringue topping perfectly offsets the slightly tart lemon base, which seems by far to be the preferred portion of the pie, judging by the meringue often left on the dessert plate. The meringue topping is definitely the trouble spot in this dessert. I am constantly asked by my students (often prompted by the boss at their after-school jobs) how to prevent the meringue fro