Mrs. Weasley’s Lemon Meringue Pie


Lemon Meringue Pie

Mrs. Weasley’s Lemon Meringue Pie

Maxine Cutler
Mrs. Weasley's kitchen is constantly full of delectable treats. Molly can always offer nurturing advice and wonderful food to all visitors of the Burrow. Maxine's recipe for lemon meringue pie is no exception.
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 16 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 41 mins
Course Desserts
Servings 1 pie


  • 14 oz. sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 4 egg separated
  • 1 graham cracker crust 9-inch
  • 6 tsp. sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Beat condensed milk, lemon juice, and egg yolks together in a bowl. Pour mixture into graham cracker pie shell. Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool.
  • Turn oven to broiler (500°F). Move oven rack to top position.
  • In a separate mixing bowl, beat egg whites to foamy. With mixer running, slowly pour sugar into whites. Beat on high until meringue is stiff and forms spikes. (This is referred to as "stiff peaks.")
  • Spread meringue evenly on top of cooled pie, covering crust completely.
  • Brown meringue on top rack in oven until golden-colored.
  • Allow pie to chill 2 hours.


  • A culinary torch is an alternative to using the broiler to brown meringue.
  • When making meringues, make sure there is no fat in the bowl since it will hinder the whites’ ability to hold air. To prevent this problem wipe the bowl with a paper towel dipped in white vinegar (no need to rinse the bowl).
  • Recipe photo by Shana Kaplan (@ShanaKaplan1128)