Easy-as-Pie Lemon 'Meringue' Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy-as-Pie Lemon 'Meringue' Recipe
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Easy-as-Pie Lemon 'Meringue'

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"A lemon gelatin filling topped with a marshmallow meringue makes a simple and delicious lemon meringue pie."

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  • PREP

    30 mins

    5 hrs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix wafer crumbs, 2 Tbsp. sugar and the butter until well blended. Press firmly onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate. Bake 5 min.; set aside.
  2. Mix 1/4 cup sugar and the cornstarch in medium saucepan. Gradually add water, stirring until well blended. Bring to boil on medium heat. Boil 8 min., stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add dry gelatin mixes and lemon peel; stir until gelatin is completely dissolved. Refrigerate 1 hour or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. Pour into crust.
  3. Microwave marshmallows and milk in large microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1-1/2 min. or until marshmallows are completely melted, stirring after 1 min. Stir until mixture is well blended. Refrigerate 15 min. or until completely cooled. Gently stir in whipped topping; spread over gelatin mixture. Refrigerate at least 3 hours or until firm. Store leftover pie in refrigerator.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 26, 2010

Everyone loves this pie! If you are looking for an easy recipe for a lemon meringue pie..this is it! I used a NILLA pie crust. I only used 1 box of lemon gelatin because it is all I had. It still came out great, but next time I will use 2 boxes, as recipe calls for. I felt it was easy to make and very delicious! Will be making it again soon!

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 20, 2013

I wouldn't make this recipe again and would give it maybe a 1.5 The wafer crust was too sparse and sweet. The white frosting isn't meringue at all, cloyingly sweet, and this recipe would greatly benefit from a real meringue frosting. About the only good thing about this recipe was the jello filling, which I feel would have been better with more lemon.


8 Ratings

Feb 09, 2011

It was good and simple to make, but I knocked it one star because it is quite time-consuming. Also, the crust ends up having an inordinate amount of fat - it practically swims in fat when you take it out of the oven.

Feb 08, 2011

This doesn't much resemble Lemon Meringue Pie. However, it is very good - like a good lemon icebox pie, with cool whip topping!

Feb 10, 2011

Not to bad. Will add more lemon next time.

Aug 11, 2010

I thought it was so good


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  • Calories
  • 263 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 46.1 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 13 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 8.1 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 0 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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