Recipe – Almost Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie seems to say summer because of Lemon Meringue’s yellow sunshine color and white cloud meringue. Lemon Meringue is easy to love.

Here’s a lemon meringue pie recipe which is quick and easy.  Starting with a lemon bar mix simplifies the recipe and gives it the lemon flavor, while eggs and sugar make the lemon meringue pie taste rich and fresh.


Lemon Pie

  • 1 18 – 19.5 oz package Lemon Bar Mix with lemon filling mix and crust
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 3 whole eggs


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 egg whites

Recipe Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Lemon Pie directions

  • Press complete pouch of crust mix firmly into bottom and sides of a lightly greased 9-inch pie or tart pan or 8×8-inch square pan.
  • Bake 8 minutes, until crust is light brown.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk full pouch lemon filling mix, water, and eggs together until thoroughly mixed.
  • Pour over warm crust.
  • Bake 22-26 additional minutes or until center does not jiggle when shaken and top begins to brown.

Meringue Directions

  • With an electric mixer whip cream of tartar  and egg whites on medium until froth appears.
  • Then, gradually add sugar, about a teaspoon, at a time while continuing whipping at high speed, until stiff glossy peaks start to form –be careful not overbeat your meringue.
  • Spread over the baked pie. Be sure to carefully seal meringue to edge of the pie crust. If desired, use the back of a spoon to make swirls and peaks in  the meringue.
  • Return new topped pie to the oven
  • bake the pie an additional 10-15 minutes until light golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a rack, until the pie reaches room temperature
  • Slice, plate and serve.


•        Makes 1 pie or 6 to 8 slice

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Summertime lemon ice recipe

Summertime lemon ice recipe
Lemon ice

This recipe came to me via a collection of handwritten recipes from the 1950s. It does seem like a simple enough recipe and it seems very appropriate for something cool to have for dessert during the hot summer months. So, before I lose this recipe and its companion recipe orange ice here it is.

Ingredients for lemon ice

  • 1 quart water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon rind
  • ¾ cup lemon juice

Directions for lemon ice

  • Boil water, and sugar 5 minutes
  • Add lemon rind and juice
  • Cool and strain to remove lemon rind
  • Pour the mixture in a tray or pan and freeze
  • Stir the mixture with a fork to break up the formation of ice and repeat every thirty minutes for the next three to four hours.

Approximate Yield

  • 3 pints ice.

How to serve lemon ice

  • Serve in chilled sherbet glasses serve as dessert.
  • Or with poultry or game

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