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Zesty Lemon Meringue Pie

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3 Hr
10 Min

Pucker up, 'cause you're in for a treat your taste buds won't forget! This Zesty Lemon Meringue Pie may be lightened-up, but it still packs in a whole lot of lemon flavor. 

What You'll Need

  • 1 (9-inch) frozen ready-to-bake pie shell, thawed, baked and cooled
  • 2 cups low-fat milk
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup sugar, divided
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • Grated peel of 1 large lemon
  • 1/4 cup low-fat lemon yogurt
  • 2 egg whites

What to Do

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan, combine milk, cornstarch, and 1/2 cup of sugar over medium heat, stirring constantly until thickened; remove from heat. Stir in lemon juice, lemon peel, and lemon yogurt; mix well. Pour into baked pie shell and refrigerate about 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  3. In a medium-sized bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat egg whites and the remaining 1/4 cup sugar until stiff peaks form. Spread over top of chilled pie filling, to edges of crust, and bake 4 to 5 minutes or until lightly browned on top. Chill at least 3 hours before serving.


Meringues work best on days that aren't too humid since humidity causes meringue to weep, making the crust soggy. So save this recipe for a cool, dry day.

Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 6

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 278
  • Calories from Fat 63
  • Total Fat 7.0g 11 %
  • Saturated Fat 2.5g 13 %
  • Trans Fat 0.0g 0 %
  • Protein 5.6g 11 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 3.9mg 1 %
  • Sodium 165mg 7 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 49g 16 %
  • Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3 %
  • Sugars 32g 0 %

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