Citrus Meringue Pie

This citrus meringue pie is the last recipe I have been longing to share from the photo shoot I did with CRE810 and my friend and stylist Leslie.  It is perfect for this time of year.  And it is now officially Spring!  Seriously, who doesn’t love a lemon meringue pie or a key lime pie or any citrus flavored dessert period?

citrus meringue pie

Well this citrus meringue pie is the best of all worlds.  It is a citrus meringue pie that starts with a key lime pie base and is bursting with orange and lemon zest that truly heighten the flavors.

citrus meringue pie
The meringue topping is just gorgeous on a lovely spring dinner table.  I adore meringue pies this time of year, just because they look so darn pretty.  With Easter coming up, I can’t imagine not having this on the table.
citrus meringue pie
All photos courtesy of CRE810 Photography

Citrus Meringue Pie

Citrus Meringue Pie

Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup melted butter
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 egg yolks (save the egg whites for the meringue)
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 egg whites
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the graham cracker crust, mix together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Pour the mixture into a 9 inch pie plate and press down into the plate and around the sides. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes to set.
  4. To prepare the filling, whisk together the condensed milk, egg yolks, lime juice and citrus zests.
  5. Add the filling to the pre-baked pie crust and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. To prepare the meringue topping, add egg whites to a mixer or to a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer on medium high speed.
  7. Add in the sugar, vanilla extract and cornstarch and beat until stiff peaks form.
  8. Top the still warm pie with the meringue topping and make sure to cover the entire pie filling with the meringue leaving no spaces uncovered.
  9. Place in the oven until the top has browned. Remove the pie and allow to cool completely before refrigerating.
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Citrus Meringue Pie
 
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Ingredients
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup melted butter
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 3 egg yolks (save the egg whites for the meringue)
  • ½ cup lime juice
  • ½ teaspoon lime zest
  • ½ teaspoon orange zest
  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3 egg whites
  • 5 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the graham cracker crust, mix together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter and sugar in a bowl.
  3. Pour the mixture into a 9 inch pie plate and press down into the plate and around the sides. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes to set.
  4. To prepare the filling, whisk together the condensed milk, egg yolks, lime juice and citrus zests.
  5. Add the filling to the pre-baked pie crust and bake for 15 minutes.
  6. To prepare the meringue topping, add egg whites to a mixer or to a large bowl and mix with a hand mixer on medium high speed.
  7. Add in the sugar, vanilla extract and cornstarch and beat until stiff peaks form.
  8. Top the still warm pie with the meringue topping and make sure to cover the entire pie filling with the meringue leaving no spaces uncovered.
  9. Place in the oven until the top has browned. Remove the pie and allow to cool completely before refrigerating.

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Comments

  1. Hi, there! It looks lovely and I LOVE citrus-type meringue pies – but your recipe gives directions for lemon juice and I don’t see any lemon juice in the ingredients. Is there lemon juice in the pie, or just lemon zest?

  2. Oh Jocelyn! What a way to welcome spring! This pie looks absolutely incredible!!! Wishing you a beautiful weekend!

  3. Citrus meringue…oh, this is my kind of pie! This looks too good (I think I’d hide it from everyone and keep it all to myself). :D

  4. This is such a pretty pie! I love citrus desserts and this one puts me in the mood for spring! Can I have a slice for breakfasT? I have to make this!

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