World’s Best Lemon Pie

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When it comes to desserts that tantalize the taste buds and bring a burst of sunshine to your palate, few can match the exquisite charm of a well-crafted lemon pie.

The perfect combination of tangy zest and sweet indulgence, a world-class lemon pie is a culinary masterpiece that deserves its place in the spotlight.

In this blog post, we embark on a journey to uncover the secrets of creating the World’s Best Lemon Pie, a delightful treat that will leave you craving for more.


Pie Crust:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/3 cup melted butter
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar

Lemon Filling:

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 3 large egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter

Meringue Topping:

  • 3 large egg whites
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 6 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


Prepare the Pie Crust:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C).
  • In a bowl, mix graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar until well combined.
  • Press the mixture into the bottom and sides of a pie dish.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes until the crust is golden brown. Allow it to cool.

Create the Luscious Lemon Filling:

  • In a saucepan, whisk together sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
  • Gradually add water, stirring to avoid lumps.
  • Cook over medium heat until the mixture thickens.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk egg yolks. Slowly pour a small amount of the hot mixture into the yolks, stirring constantly.
  • Return the yolk mixture to the saucepan, and cook until it reaches a boil.
  • Remove from heat and stir in lemon zest, lemon juice, and butter. Allow the filling to cool slightly before pouring it into the pie crust.

Whip Up the Fluffy Meringue Topping:

  • In a clean, dry bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar until soft peaks form.
  • Gradually add sugar, one tablespoon at a time, while continuing to beat until stiff, glossy peaks form.
  • Beat in vanilla extract.

Assemble and Bake:

  • Spoon the meringue onto the lemon filling, making sure to spread it to the edges to seal the pie.
  • Use the back of a spoon to create peaks in the meringue.
  • Bake the pie in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes or until the meringue is golden brown.

Chill and Serve:

  • Allow the pie to cool at room temperature before refrigerating for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  • Slice and serve chilled for the best taste experience.


With its flaky crust, luscious lemon filling, and cloud-like meringue, the World’s Best Lemon Pie is a dessert that truly stands out in the world of culinary delights.

Perfect for any occasion, this recipe is a testament to the harmonious marriage of sweet and tangy flavors.

So, gather your ingredients, don your apron, and embark on a journey to create a masterpiece that will have everyone clamoring for seconds.

After all, life is too short to skip dessert, especially when it involves the world’s best lemon pie!

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3 thoughts on “World’s Best Lemon Pie”

  1. Looks easy and I love lemon pie!looking forward to making it.never made a lemon pie from scratch but going to try this soon!!


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