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Lemon Meringue Pie for One

Lemon Meringue Pie for One | Big Green House

Lemon Meringue Pie for One 🍋 Don’t want to make a whole pie, but, still want to satisfy your lemon craving? Make this easy and delicious pie that is perfect just for one person. Or two, if you want to share 😉

Lemon Meringue Pie for One | Big Green House

I adore lemon meringue pie. Actually, I adore most lemon desserts.

The only problem?

I’m the only person in my family that does. They like lemonade, but, that’s about it.

So, I usually wind up getting one lemon cupcake, one lemon bar, or one slice of lemon meringue pie at the local bakery.

Not anymore- – Because, I found this recipe to make lemon meringue pie for one. Yippee! Super fabulous news. 💛

Lemon Meringue Pie for One | Big Green House

Your Ingredients List:

  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Cornstarch
  • Sugar
  • Butter
  • Lemon juice + zest
  • Egg ( it will be separated)
  • Cream of tartar

What size dish do I need to make this? I used a 7 inch small corning ware dish. The exact size is : 7-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ x 1-1/8 ” But, a small 4-6 inch oven safe ramekin or dish will work.

Why is your filling brown? Yes, my filling is really lemon! When I started making this, I grabbed the coconut sugar instead of the regular white sugar. It worked fine, but, it gave the filling a brown color. If you use white sugar, your filling will be much lighter.

How Long Do I Whip My Egg Whites? Whipping the egg whites should take about 5-10 minutes, depending on your mixer. Be sure they are stiff peaks and a glossy white. If you hold your beater/whisk attachment up straight, the egg whites should not drip off.

Enjoy-

Lemon Meringue Pie for One | Big Green House

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Yield: Serves: 1-2

Lemon Meringue Pie for One

Lemon Meringue Pie for One | Big Green House

Lemon Meringue Pie for One 🍋 Don't want to make a whole pie, but, still want to satisfy your lemon craving? Make this easy and delicious pie that is perfect just for one person. Or two, if you want to share 😉

Prep Time 35 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Setting Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 55 minutes

Ingredients

FOR CRUST:

  • 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 TBSP butter, melted

FOR FILLING:

  • 3 TBSP sugar
  • 1 TBSP cornstarch 
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 TBSP butter
  • 2 TBSP lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest 

FOR MERINGUE:

  • 1 egg white
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar 
  • 2 TBSP sugar

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 4-7 inch ramekin or oven safe dish.
  2. In a bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, sugar and melted butter for crust. Press crumbs into the bottom of your prepared dish. Bake 10 minutes. Remove and let it cool while making filling.

FOR FILLING:

  1. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, mix sugar, cornstarch, and water. Increase heat just slightly and cook for about a minute. The mixture should thicken.
  3. Add egg yolk to a small bowl and remove about a tablespoon of the mixture from the saucepan and stir into the egg yolk.
  4. Stir the egg yolk mixture back into the saucepan with the remaining original mixture.
  5. Cook for an additional two minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in lemon juice, zest and butter. Be sure to mix until butter is completely melted.
  6. Spread into graham cracker crust.

FOR MERINGUE:

  1. Beat egg white and cream of tartar until foamy. Increase speed and gradually, add in sugar whiling beating. Do not add all the sugar in at once. This will flatten your meringue.
  2. Continue beating until stiff peaks form and your egg whites are glossy white.
  3. Spread on top of filling.
  4. Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden brown.
  5. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

Notes

  • Adapted from One Dish Kitchen

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

1

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 754Total Fat: 32gSaturated Fat: 17gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 246mgSodium: 451mgCarbohydrates: 110gFiber: 2gSugar: 78gProtein: 10g

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Lisa notes

Monday 29th of July 2019

What a great idea. I often like desserts that my husband doesn't want. So knowing how to make it for one person would be ideal. Thanks for sharing. Looks so yummy!

Erin

Tuesday 30th of July 2019

Thanks Lisa!

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