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It's Lemon Meringue Pie Day!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

Happy Lemon Meringue Pie Day, My Lovelies!

Today, I have a special recipe to share with you.  

I supposed some of y'all are looking at the photos and thinking: I don't see any meringue.  You are correct!  I did not bake a lemon meringue pie (and I love them) because I was outnumbered.  Mr. Sketchy Reader really loves my Luscious Lemon Pie, and Shelley doesn't really care for meringue.  

So I caved, and made what they wanted.  Which isn't a bad thing because this pie is super easy and delicious.  

Another great thing about this pie is you don't have to use your oven very much.  You could also substitute a graham cracker crust and not use it at all!  What I did was I baked my crust early in the morning, and left it out to cool.  

I have not been using my oven much the past couple of weeks because it has been as hot as snot here in Central Alabama.  So when I read that it was Lemon Meringue Pie Day on August 15th, I thought that it sounded very cool, refreshing, tart, and did I say cool?

The recipe is very old.  An older lady shared it with me when I was much, much younger with very young children.  It has been a true favorite over the years.

Luscious Lemon Pie


1 cup sugar
3 T cornstarch
1/4 cup butter
1 T grated lemon rind
1/4 cup lemon juice
3 unbeaten jumbo egg yolks
1 cup whole milk
1 cup sour cream
1 baked pie shell


Combine sugar and cornstarch in saucepan.  Add butter, lemon rind, lemon juice, and egg yolks.  Stir in milk, and cook over medium heat, stirring until thick.  

Cool (for about 15 minutes) and fold in sour cream.  Spoon into baked shell.

Cool at least two hours in fridge.  


Garnish with whipped cream and walnuts.

Easy-peasy!  I do like this recipe for its simplicity and taste.  It's a great make ahead dessert for company.

Here is a LINK to another lemon pie recipe that is a little harder to make, but equally as delicious.

Since I cheated you out of Lemon Meringue Pie, here is a lovely cozy mystery you can read this weekend.  The book is an IndieBound affiliate link.

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You may read my review for Luck, Love & Lemon Pie HERE.

Have a great weekend, y'all, and make this pie!

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Looks yummy and is my husband Terry's favorite pie.
    Have a good weekend.

  2. You had me at lemon! I will save this because it looks delicious. Lemon Meringue Pie is a little labor intensive, but it is my all time favorite.

  3. Well, I am drooling now, Ricki!!! I love lemon meringue and that is followed closely by Coconut Cream. Now I am craving a piece of either! lol Diana

  4. Lemon is my absolute favorite and this looks delicious! I pinned it, thank you for sharing. And I knew the imagery would be just as lovely. :)

  5. This looks delish. I'm a serious lemon fan!

  6. I love lemon meringus tarts more if they are warm

  7. This looks perfect, and I'm not a fan of meringue anyway! I love the way you styled it in a drawer, so cute! I have read Love Luck and Lemon Pie, and love Joanne Fluke, so I will put that on my list, and pinning to make the pie!

  8. We love lemon anything here but pie is absolute favorite summertime dessert and I made one Saturday. But, I don't care for meringue so I serve it with whipped cream. Love your pretty pics.

  9. Lemon is my favorite, thank you for the recipe. :-) Pinning!!


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