Best Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe …seriously


Chef Buck here and today mama redbuck is making lemon meringue pie is that the greatest meringue ever? I hope so. so after the crust is baked and ready add a cup of sugar into a sauce pot then add half a cup of cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon of salt zest two lemons add the zest in with the sugar and cornstarch get 3 Tbsp of butter ready take 4 eggs and separate the whites from the yolks now you have 4 egg whites and 4 egg yolks beat egg yolks and set aside Prepare the lemons already zested by slicing and juicing them fresh lemon juice is best, but use bottled juice if you like juice lemons to make 1/2 a cup catch the seeds with a strainer now add 2 1/4 cup of water to your sugar/cornstarch pot stir in and mix well continuously stir on medium heat until the mixture thickens and begins to boil this is the worst part of making the pie, because you have to stir continuously about 20 minutes for the filling to thicken this is the best lemon pie you will ever have stir 20 minutes….maybe a few minutes longer or a few minutes less been stirring about 19 minutes it’s ready….the cornstarch has thickened and the mixture is beginning to bubble now slowly add a little of the mixture to the egg yolks while whisking…just a add a little at a time be careful not to overheat the yolk and cook the egg now add the yolk mixture to the sauce pot heat the pot up again to a bubble on medium heat remove from the heat and add the butter and lemon juice stir until the butter has melted now pour the filling into the pie crust the filling filled up a 9 inch deep dish crust now we’ll make the meringue, but first we’ll make something to add to the meringue in a sauce pan add a little sugar and cornstarch place pan on medium heat and stir in water it’ll only take a few minutes the mixture will start milky white but clear slightly stir until slightly thickened, but not too thick then set pan aside to cool now beat the egg whites a moment to make frothy ad a smidgen of salt and some vanilla extract now add 4 tbsp of sugar …but just 1 tbsp at a time, mixing as you add each spoonful to incorporate slowly now we’re starting to see a few soft peaks so now we’ll add our cooled down cornstarch/sugar paste into the mix whisk it in until the peaks stiffen and stand….you can tell by looking, and also by the “feel” grab a spatula and spread the meringue evenly over the pie filling it’s a lot of meringue and will make a high pie! cover the pie well, and evenly chop chop on top to make peaks on the pie leave pie on a pan and place in an oven preheated to 400 degrees Fahrenheit take a look at the pie…we’ll turn and bake a few more minutes let’s take a look this is 13 minutes baking all together, but time will vary according to your oven how long does it have to sit before we slice it? let it cool…don’t cut when it’s warm…let it rest a few hours don’t wrap the pie or it’ll pull off the meringue…use a dome to store the pie even though it’s been in the fridge for a day, the meringue looks great the 1st slice is hard to cut and look pretty……. but I didn’t mess it up too bad there’s no water in our pie tin I love this pie!….it’s really good! it’s not too sweet but it’s sweet enough you can print the entire recipe at MyFoodChannel dot com

  1. Heather Cortes

    I love her! She sounds like me when my kids are bothering me. Her son is super annoying in that video even if he is funny. He would most likely gotten a rubber spatula to the side of the head if he was one of my teenagers. Damn kids always make off with the mixer parts and bowl especially if I tell them they can't. Chocolate cake batter- run with the bowl. I find them hiding in the shower with it all over their faces when they were younger. Now they just wait until I turn for a split second and it's gone. Daniel was famous for that. Damn kid could lick a bowl clean faster than the dogs. Since he's twenty one I don't think all the raw eggs messed him I too badly. 🤣

  2. CzC poe

    Me mum used to use a store bought lemon pie filling but they discontinued it years ago and it tasted awesome so hopefully this will be even better.

  3. Knottybead

    I bet your mom is a hoot, and I liked the video. I have a much better lemon meringue pie than hers though. I don’t have to cheat with all that cornstarch.

  4. MACTackleBox

    She's so Adorable!! She reminds me of my Grandma. The pie is gorgeous! I'm going to try it out for my family. Thanks for the recipe. 🙂🙂🙂💕💕💕

  5. KateGary chase

    I made this one and it came out great! Thank you!.My husband was dying for.me.to make him this!, Great directions also! . Nice job! ,hope to see more pie recipies! 🙂

  6. randommz60

    i have a lemon type of pie. crust and white in the top of the bake. i want to eat it. it's yellow so it's lemon falvor-lemon pie to eat

  7. Valerie Texan

    Did you call her Mema that's my name. Dont hear to many Memas. Lol I'm 70 how old is your mema. I love her recipe it's like mine I strain mine just to be sure after. I do t use meragine my grandkids dont like it I have to do cream whip. I miss the meragine.

  8. Mariann Homerding

    I made this pie exactly as you explained. The video was so helpful. I had never made a lemon meringue pie before. I did wonder how long and hot to cook the meringue once it was on the pie. I did 350 for 11 min. Seemed golden to me. I haven't tasted the complete pie yet, but that custard was delicious! Thank you!

  9. NG B

    Loved this!!! Chef Buck, not sure you'll see this, but wanted to say … you showed so much love and respect for her and I know it wasn't just because you liked her lemon Meringue pie. Just keep doing that! I'm nearly 70 and when I'm gone, that's the end of the line, except for my 2 single daughters. So, always keep her memory and her pie in your heart. You're a good man.

  10. Hautemomma1970

    Ty for sharing your mema with us. I enjoyed watching her bake. Lemon meringue is my favorite pie but the thought of making the meringue always intimidated me. I imagined it to be all complicated! I'm going to make it for my 86 yr old mother this mother's day! Thx again!

  11. Freindly Cannuck

    Of all the lemon pies recipes I have seen, this has to be the best one. Especially for the meringue where adding a corn starch mixture, makes the meringue thick and firm. I believe that this is the secret to making a meringue that you could only find in most restaurants. I was looking for that secret ingredient for a long time and I think that I've found it. That lady makes a better lemon pie than a lot of pastry chef. Awesome!

  12. Robyn M

    Y'all made my favorite pie! I wish I could be there to help make & eat it too😊! God smiled upon you Chef Buck🕊! What an awesome Mom you have!! Give her a huge hug for me 🤗👍❣ Thank you for sharing such a beautiful mile high lemon meringue pie recipe, I'm looking forward to making her pie & I hope my wrists can handle all the stirring. A few years back I had double wrist surgeries, I may have to get my hubby to help☺🙃❣God bless, Robyn 🙋‍♀️

  13. Helen Boula

    fantastic that's exactly how I make my pies I can look at a pie and tell if it's homemade I can look at a banana pudding until if it's made from scratch and people say this is banana know it's not they will say this is coconut cream meringue pie no it is not if you know you're cooking you know what is from scratching what is it would you not agree with me because you're you are very good. Lights camera action

  14. Janice Li

    What?! BEST recipe?!
    Poor lighting
    Unstable camera
    Background noises
    The meringe is not stable enough
    Thats why it's not smoothly baked

  15. Dangerna

    Where are the nodules of nectar? Guess my Mothers wins out, once you make hers and let it sit in fridge overnight the lemon rises through the meringue and there are hundreds of golden drops all over the top of the meringue, pure lemon goodness.,,, This is a solid 2nd.

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  17. Mustgtcs07

    OMG, thank you, thank you, thank you. I could never find a recipe like this. This is how my Grand Mother used to make it and it's my favorite pie in the world. Making it this weekend.

  18. Lawrence Mora

    I made my first Lemon Meringue Pie using your grandma's recipe. It came out great! I am going to do another for a pot luck dinner tonight to impress my friends! fyi: Pricking holes in the pie crust prior to blind bake (pre-baking) is called 'docking' and adding a bit of the warm lemon mixture to the egg is called 'tempering'. Thank you and your 'meemaw' for sharing!

  19. C.L.J. Jardell

    serious great taste and my daughter made the lemon pie as a gift to me .. i dont bake unless its short n sweet / already for oven MY LEMON TREE IS PUTTING OUT AROUND A 100 or more large lemons … GUESS WHERE THEY R GOING ??LOL INTO MAKING THAT PIE !!!! IT WAS BEUATIFUL AND YUMMY

  20. madlen sargis

    I am tooo tired arms are falling off ,but it sure looked good and tasted mmmm yum! My son had to help me out it was a positive day for me .

  21. Stella Artois

    I made this pie yesterday and my gosh is it delicious and came out picture perfect. Prep is the key. Zest your lemon, bake the crust,separate the yolk and whites, get your sugar measured out and bam…it was easy peasy. Thanks for sharing. Will be making this again for sure. So delicious. Oh and I used fresh lemons, used 4 lemons for the 1/2cup juice and 3 for the zest.

  22. Yvette Tellez

    My husband and father in law asked me to make lemon meringue pie for the upcoming Father's Day holiday! So I was in search of a recipe! I found this one! It was so fun to watch and Meemaw is the cutest! I looked no further and decided to give with this one. Last week, I did a test run! All I can say is, WOW! It was easy and so much better than store bought or even better than Marie Callender's!!! I personally do not like lemon meringue because it is cloyingly sweet and puckery sour! This pie was a perfect balance of sweet and sour! I couldn't get over how much I loved it!! But the true test is my hubby and son. They loved it! This was evident by how two people could polish off a pie in two days!! I highly recommend this pie. It is easy and oh so good!!!

  23. CMAenergy

    I can recall mom making pies, as you did but she made 4 or 5 of them every day, One for each of us, an they'd be gone by bed time, an the next day we'd have a different pie,
    I miss my mom's cooking, Today you just don't get that real baking mom's learned how to do, They use to much garbage including canola oil which takes away from the taste an enjoyment of a real mom's cooking,

  24. Kato Erb

    Oh i loved your video..
    I woke up from an amazing dream about a pie contest i would run in my little pie n coffe cafe in New York City… I would buy pies from the ladies in the community who needed some extra cash to live on.. I would buy their pies and sell them by the slice or whole… And i got to taste all of these amazing pies in my dream! Helped out my community and i also had a good many adopted kids who i raised n they liked working at the Cafe.
    So i woke up n found your lemon meringue video as this was one of my favorites in my dream!
    Except im not quite sure is i was a black woman or a white woman in my dream… It did show me as a black grandma type… Or she was my competition!😄… I also had 4 boobs in my dream… (It was comic relief but i think that symbolized a nurturing element)
    Anyways i posted your video on my Facebook Timeline and plan on making this recipe!
    I thankyou and hope u got a good chuckle too!☺
    -Rebecca Erb. (On facebook i am the one with a sword with Wings picture!☺)

  25. Nosy Hausfrau

    This is an amazing pie. Some additional tips to avoid the "sweating" that causes the pooling. Don't add the sugar to the meringue until it's a bit coarse (thickening) and don't wait too long to add the cornstarch. That will bind the elements and help keep it from shrinking very much (even humidity will shrink the meringue). It's a good idea to not put the dome (cover) on right away. Let the pie cool a bit to avoid condensation and sweating. In general you want to let it cool off a bit before putting it in the fridge and it also helps to apply the meringue while the lemon base is still hot. This way heat escapes through the meringue to avoid the sweating. I have to go that extra step because I'm not magic in the kitchen the way meemaw here is. Bon Appetit everyone!

  26. Oro Blanco

    Thank you so much for this great recipe! I made this pie it turned out great no water under the meringue. I followed it just like she said make sure you prepare all the ingredients ahead of time.

  27. Ella Swick

    I can’t thank you enough for sharing such a genius meringue!!
    And especially thank you for sharing the recipe in the drop down 🙌🏻🙌🏻🙌🏻 so very helpful

  28. Sue Smith

    I Enjoy Your Videos So Much❤
    I also Appreciate your Time and Love to create and share your Beautiful Recipes ❣❤💖😋🙂

  29. Gary Lee Ravan Jr.

    I LOVE IT! Good instructional video, sir. I appreciate the time that went into this!
    I'm gonna attempt this for my first date with a special young lady and have this for dessert on our picnic.

    Wish me the best!!!

  30. You Got Caught Face It

    That's how a pie should look, my mother God rest her soul used to make huge peaked lemon pies! they
    are the best. Your own looks like hers did. Thanks for making it for us. Luv' from Canada!

  31. Stealth Rider

    I found this other Lemon pie recepie, I love the chocolate one . Good God, this
    lady is a league of her own. I love this recepie and she makes the videos so funny and
    entertaining. Well Chef Buck. your Mom did again. Thanks…

  32. Cindy

    What a great lady and this truly is the best recipe for lemon meringue pie but next time she does a video for us PLEEEEASE let her speak and don’t talk over her. We need to hear what SHE says. Thanks for understanding;)

  33. Alixandra Hice

    Love this video! 💗 The commentary is priceless (and funny). I love to cook, but I’m not a very accomplished baker. This video breaks the steps down beautifully and maybe even I can make a lemon meringue pie. Gonna try anyway. Thanks so much for sharing.

  34. rebecca Cobarrubias

    of all the lemon meringue pies on the internet I chose this one all because of this wonderful lady I LOVE HER!…and I also will use her "cornstarch secret" for other pies! this is a fabulous recipe all you really have to buy is the pie crust, unless you make your own, which I will not do, everything else you probably have at home its really that simple! thank you for this, I will be making this, I cant wait…THANK YOU!

  35. Amethyst Samia

    Mama Redbuck is amazing. Love lemon anything and this looks and sounds incredible. This is the first I’ve heard of the corn starch in the meringue trick. Definitely gotta try this.

  36. Katina Petrakos

    Wow, I tried this recipe and it IS the best one especially the secret ingredient for the meringue. Thank you so much, its a keeper

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