Copycat Marie Callender’s Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

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Andrea Published: March 16, 2020 Modified: September 18, 2020
WHOLE LEMON MERINGUE PIE WITH CUT SLICE
WHOLE LEMON MERINGUE PIE WITH CUT SLICE

Lemon meringue pie is the perfect summer dessert: it’s light, tangy, and with the right amount of sweetness that is definitely refreshing. One restaurant that comes to mind when we think of lemon meringue pie recipe is Marie Callender’s.

In this recipe, we’ll guide you through the process of recreating this signature dish inspired by Marie Callender’s. It’s easy and hassle-free, you can definitely make this in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Now you don’t have to go out and spend some cash for a plate of this lemon meringue pie recipe. Follow these simple steps to be able to make your own pie. Serve this to your friends and family during summer outings or picnics and we’re sure that it’s going to be a hit. Craving for more meringue? Try out this French Kisses recipe.

How To Make Copycat Marie Callender’s Lemon Meringue Pie

It's sweet, tangy, and definitely perfect for summer.

Filling:

  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ½ cup Lemon Juice
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 3 Egg Yolks

Topping:

  • 3 Egg Whites
  • ¼ tsp Cream of Tartar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

Crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup unsalted melted butter
  • 2 tbsps granulated sugar
  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Prepare your crust by combining all the ingredients until well incorporated
  3. Press the mixture onto an 8-inch pie tin. Keep chilled until ready for use
  4. Prepare the filling next by beating the milk, lemon juice, eggs, and zest in a medium bowl until well incorporated
  5. Pour the mixture into the pie crust, & bake for 25 minutes or until set & a tester comes out clean. Set aside.
  6. Prepare the topping last by beating the egg whites & cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
  7. Finally, beat in the sugar gradually until the peaks become stiff.
  8. Spread this fluffy mixture over the lemon and milk mixture.
  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the top of the meringue is golden brown.

How To Make Copycat Marie Callender's Lemon Meringue Pie

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It's sweet, tangy, and definitely perfect for summer.

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 25 mins
Serves:
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Ingredients

Filling:

  • 14 oz Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • ½ cup Lemon Juice
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 3 Egg Yolks

Topping:

  • 3 Egg Whites
  • ¼ tsp Cream of Tartar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar

Crust:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ¼ cup unsalted melted butter
  • 2 tbsps granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. Begin by preheating your oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Prepare your crust by combining all the ingredients until well incorporated
  3. Press the mixture onto an 8-inch pie tin. Keep chilled until ready for use
  4. Prepare the filling next by beating the milk, lemon juice, eggs, and zest in a medium bowl until well incorporated
  5. Pour the mixture into the pie crust, & bake for 25 minutes or until set & a tester comes out clean. Set aside.
  6. Prepare the topping last by beating the egg whites & cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
  7. Finally, beat in the sugar gradually until the peaks become stiff.
  8. Spread this fluffy mixture over the lemon and milk mixture.
  9. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until the top of the meringue is golden brown.
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Commonly Asked Questions

Why Is My Pie Seem Watery?

If water gets stuck between the pie and the meringue, a phenomenon called weeping happens. When a pie weeps, water gets out of it making it kind of a watery mess. Don’t worry, this is a common occurrence. However, we can avoid weeping by making sure that you’re going to put the meringue on top of a hot lemon filling. Meaning, once the pie is fresh from the oven, the meringue should be applied immediately.

Can I Make this Cake Ahead?

Unfortunately, the lemon meringue pie is best eaten immediately after making. But you can refrigerate it, just make sure to wrap the pie in aluminum foil. Keeping the pie refrigerated will extend its life for another 3 days.

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Conclusion

The lemon meringue pie is a delicious and refreshing dessert. Serve this during the warm summer afternoons and we guarantee that you'll be feeling cool in no time.

Make sure to follow these simple steps to avoid weeping and maximize your lemon meringue pie experience.

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