A collection of popular Portuguese recipes from mainland Portugal, the Azores, Madeira and around the world.
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
Join PortugueseRecipes.ca

It's Quick, Easy and Free!

Join with Facebook
Join with Google

This grandma's lemon meringue pie recipe is easy, sweet and simple and only takes about 40 minutes to make.
Preparation time:
30 min
Cooking Time:
10 min
Ready In:
40 min
Level of Difficulty:

 Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe - Portuguese Recipes

Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe

Share this Recipe

Posted in: Cake Recipes
Fri, Aug 13, 2021
4 out of 5 with 3 ratings
Views: 3705


1 cup of white sugar2 tablespoons of all-purpose flour3 tablespoons cornstarch1/4 teaspoon of salt1 and 1/2 cups of water2 lemons, juiced and zested2 tablespoons of butter4 egg yolks, beaten1 (9 inch) pie crust, baked4 egg whites6 tablespoons of white sugar * Get Portuguese ingredients & stuff Get Portuguese ingredients and other stuff at Amazon.com

This site uses US measurements.


  1. Preheat the oven to 180C or 350F.

Make the Lemon Filling: 

  1. In a medium saucepan, whisk together 1 cup of sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt.
  2. Stir in water, lemon juice and lemon zest and cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil, then stir in the butter.
  3. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture, now add this to the remaining sugar mixture in the saucepan.
  4. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick.
  5. Remove from heat and pour the filling into the baked pie crust.

Make the Meringue:

  1. In a large glass or metal bowl, whip egg whites until foamy.
  2. Add sugar gradually, and continue to whip until stiff peaks form. 
  3. Spread meringue over pie, sealing the edges at the crust.
  4. Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until meringue is golden brown.
Recipe & Photo Credit: Emilie S., allrecipes.com


You might also like
 Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
This recipe for grandma Julia's coconut cake (receita de bolo de coco da avó Júlia) is very easy to...
 Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
This is a simple to make cake, but very delicious, enjoy and share it with your loved ones. :)
 Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
How to make Portuguese caramelized almond tart.
 Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe
This Portuguese style pumpkin cheesecake recipe is perfect for anytime and makes a great dessert.