Lemon meringue pie

This lemon meringue pie is a showstopper dessert for your next dinner party!
Prep Time 55 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 8
Kid Friendly



  • 150 g ground almonds
  • 70 g sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice
  • ¼ cup flour
  • ½ cup caster sugar
  • 125 g butter melted

Filling and meringue

  • 4 eggs separated
  • 1 can condensed milk
  • 1 teaspoon cornflour
  • ¾ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 1 cup caster sugar


  • Preheat the oven to 180°C. Lightly grease a 26cm loose-bottomed flan tin.
  • In a food processor combine ground almonds, sliced almonds, spice, flour, sugar and melted butter and pulse until finely ground and mixture starts to clump together. Press mixture into base of the flan tin. Chill in the fridge for 20 minutes then bake for 10-15 minutes until just lightly golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.
  • Meanwhile, place egg yolks, condensed milk, cornflour, lemon juice and zest in a medium saucepan and mix well. Heat gently, stirring with a wooden spoon, until mixture starts to thicken (about 4-5 minutes). Leave to cool for 20 minutes.
  • Whisk the egg whites with most of the caster sugar (reserve 1 Tbsp), beating until thick, glossy and white.
  • Pour lemon mixture into pre-cooked base and pile on the meringue, making sure to bring the meringue right to the edge of the almond shell to seal in the filling. Sprinkle with reserved sugar then bake for 15-20 minutes until meringue is golden and puffed.


I love a classic lemon meringue pie, the tangy lemon filling and fluffy meringue topping is the ultimate treat. If you like this dessert, you’ll also like my Baked Lemon and Ricotta Cheesecake.
Serve this dessert with a big bowl of whipped cream for everyone to dollop on to their plates.
This recipe comes from the August/September issue of NADIA magazine.