How to Bake Lime Meringue Pie

by Ellen S


  • 5 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 2/3 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp lime zest
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 5 egg whites
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    First prepare a pie crust. Any kind will do. I prefer this boxed mix. Easy and tastes homemade!

    Step 2

    Whisk together egg yolks and cornstarch in a medium saucepan.

    Step 3

    Add in lime juice, salt, zest, and sugar. Whisk until combined.

    Step 4

    Whisk constantly on medium heat until boiling and thick. About 8-9 minutes. Then remove and stir in butter.

    Step 5

    For meringue topping, stir egg whites and sugar in a double boiler until sugar is melted. About a minute.

    Step 6

    Add cream of tartar and salt.

    Step 7

    Whisk on high speed until stiff peaks form that look like this. Then stir in vanilla.

    Step 8

    After letting the lime filling cool for about 15 minutes, poor it into the pre baked pie shell.

    Step 9

    Spread meringue topping onto filling and create peaks. I do this by using the back of a spoon.

    Step 10

    Broil very briefly, about 1 1/2 minutes, until peaks are browned. Cool and serve!