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Lemon Meringue Pie Recipes and Baking Tips

Lemon Meringue Pie Recipes and Baking Tips

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Lemon Meringue Pie Recipes

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day is August 15th each year and below are all of the published Lemon Meringue Pie Recipes we have to date.

Lemon Meringue Pie

What is Lemon Meringue Pie

The name ‘Lemon Meringue Pie’ appears in 1869, but lemon custard pies with meringue topping were often simply called lemon cream pie.

A lemon meringue pie is a type of dessert pie, consisting of a shortened pastry base filled with lemon curd and topped with meringue. A stiff lemon-flavored custard is prepared with egg yolks, lemon zest and juice, sugar, and sometimes starch and baked in a pie crust.

Uncooked meringue, usually shaped into peaks, is spread over the top, sometimes with a sprinkle of sugar, and briefly baked.

Source: Wikipedia – Lemon Meringue Pie

How to Store Lemon Meringue Pie

If you make a Lemon Meringue Pie the day before it’s needed, store up to two days with toothpicks into meringue halfway between the center and edge of the pie; loosely drape clear plastic wrap over the toothpicks. 

NOTE: Refrigeration makes meringue “weep” more quickly and to help keep the weeping at bay, let the pie stand at room temperature in a draft-free spot before serving your pie. 

How Long Can a Lemon Meringue Pie Sit Out?

Bacteria will soon start to rapidly grow at room temperature so it is HIGHLY recommended that you refrigerate your golden goodness before this happens, which is a maximum of two hours at room temperature.

Why is My Lemon Meringue Pie Crust Soggy?

To help reduce the sogginess of your crust, it is recommended that you prebake the pie crust shell at least partially before adding the lemon filling, which will help the filling from seeping into the pie crust and making it soggy.

Can You Freeze Lemon Meringue Pie

Once your meringue is golden, your lemon meringue pie can be placed into the freezer for a few minutes if you are unable to immediately serve it.

For longer-term storage, you can place your baked pie in an airtight container to freeze for up to 2 weeks.

Place the re-frozen pie in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to soften before slicing.

Lemon Meringue Pie Recipes

Lemon Meringue Pie Recipes

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