Ann Reardon

Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe



140g (4.94 ounces) or 2/3 cup butter or margarine
225g (7.94 ounces) or 1 1/4 cups plain flour
50g (1.76 ounces) or 1/4 cup sugar
45g (1.59 ounces) or 3 tablespoons icing sugar
1 teaspoon lemon zest
Combine all the ingredient in a bowl. Rub the butter into he flour using your thumbs and infers. Pour the crumbly mixture into a pie tin and press down using a fork to cover the whole base an sides.
Bake at 160C (320 degrees Fahrenheit) for 35 minutes or until golden all over.

Lemon filling

310mL (10.48 fluid ounces) or 1 1/4 cups water
200g (7.05 ounces) or 1 cup sugar
1/4 cup cornflour or corn starch
6 egg yolks
1 tablespoon lemon zest
190mL (6.42 fluid ounces) or 3/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons butter
Place the water, sugar, cornflour, egg yolks, lemon zest, lemon juice and butter into a pan. Whisk to combine. Place not eh stovetop and stir continuously until the mixture boils and thickens. Remove from the heat and set aside.


6 egg whites
150g (5.29 ounces) or 3/4 cup sugar

Whip together the egg whites and sugar until stiff peaks form. Reheat the lemon filling until it is piping hot and pour into the prepared pastry case. Add the meringue on top and bake at 160C (320 degrees Fahrenheit) for 20 minutes. Allow to cool for 15 minutes before serving.

My Cookbook

ann reardon crazy sweet creations cookbook
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All recipe quantities in the book are in grams, ounces and cups.

6 Comments View Comments

  1. Rating: 2

    I am so confused. What is happening? Is she giving you a recipe for the real thing and then demonstrating it in miniature. How the hell do you get tiny egg yolks?

    • Rating: 4.5

      She has several videos of things made in her miniature kitchen – but she always gives you the details for making the full size version.

  2. Rating: 5

    I made a full size lemon meringue pie last night with my 9 and 5 yr old daughters. First time meringue maker here and it was delish!! Pastry in particular was fab. I’ve never had a good time with pastry so a huge thanks from me on that front.

  3. Rating: 4

    Hi Ann
    What size pie dish for this lemon meringue pie recipe please?

  4. Rating: 5

    CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st Cookbook!!! I can’t wait to get one!!
    You’re one of my Favorite Pastry Chefs…I so look forward to seeing what is in store for me in your book – most likely the 1st of many!
    Thank you for all your great dessert ideas you’ve shared!! ♡♡♡

  5. Rating: 4

    Hi Ann! I made your caramel and Oreo truffles as gifts for my friends and uncle. Instead of coffee caramel made ‘masala chai’ or indian tea flavoured caramel. The gifts were a total hit!! Thank you 💕💕

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