Ingredients

How to make it

  • Firstly, make the lemon curd. Mix together the sugar, cornflour, salt and egg in a pan. Over a medium heat, gradually whisk in the water and stir until the mixture has thickened.
  • Add the lemon juice, zest, and the knob of butter.
  • Next, make the meringue: Whisk the cornflour with hot water until it thickens. Leave to cool.
  • In a food mixer (if you have one), beat the egg whites. Add the sugar and cream of tartar a tablespoon at a time.
  • Slowly add the water and cornflour mix to the egg and sugar, and beat until the mixture forms soft peaks and is thick and glossy. It should stay in the bowl when upturned.
  • Spread the lemon curd across the bottom of the pastry case.
  • Spread the meringue over the top with a spatula, making sure it goes right to the edges. Make peaks by flicking it upwards in places.
  • Bake in the oven at 160ÂșC for 20-30 minutes until the meringue has browned off on top.
  • Leave to cool for two or three hours before eating.
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  • mrlemonjelly 5 years ago
    Thanks everyone :)
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    pinkpasta ate it and said...
    YUM! Awesome recipe... saving!
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    peetabear ate it and said...
    Lemon Meringue is my very favorite pie... thank you for a wonderful recipe..five forks
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    a1patti ate it and said...
    Sounds and looks delicious!! ^5!! Welcome to the site!!
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  • mrlemonjelly 5 years ago
    Thanks for your comments. Also, sorry about the lack of pictures! They wouldn't upload earlier, but they should be up now :)
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    midgelet ate it and said...
    great post!!!
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    karlyn255 ate it and said...
    my mother usedto make the best lemon meringue going, but she died 6 years back. Thank you for this recipe I will try it on Samhain in honor of my mother
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