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Category: Sweet Treats , No Fuss Baking

24 7 2020

For a showstopping dessert all your friends and family will love, look no further than our 5 Ingredient Lemon Meringue Pie. It’s easier than you think – just don’t let on when everyone’s lining up for seconds! 

Tip: No pastry weights? Dried pasta, rice or beans can be used instead!    

Tip: For a simple solution, leave off the meringue and bake your lemon pie as usual. Once cooled, decorate with store-bought mini meringues or Pams Whipped Cream! 

Prep time: 20 minutes 

Cook time: 45 minutes  


  • 2 sheets Pams Sweet Shortcrust Pastry  
  • tin Pams Condensed Milk  
  • 3 Pams Lemons, zested and juiced   
  • 4 Pams Free Range Eggs, whites and yolks separated  
  • 1 cup Pams Caster Sugar  


  1. Use the pastry sheets to line a standard size tart tin, then prick all over with a fork.  
  2. Line the pastry with baking paperfill with pastry weights and blind bake at 180°C for 15 minutes. Remove the paper and weights, then bake for a further 5 - 10 minutes, or until the pastry starts to turn golden.  
  3. While the pastry is baking, add the condensed milk, egg yolks, lemon juice and lemon zest to a bowl and whisk until everything is well combined. 
  4. In a separate bowl, use an electric beater to whisk the egg whites until soft peaks start to form. Continue beating, adding the sugar 1 tablespoon at a time until the meringue is thick and glossy.  
  5. Pour the lemon filling into the pastry base and spoon the meringue on top. Using the back of a spoon, spread the meringue out to the edges of the pie, creating decorative swirls and peaks.  
  6. Bake at 180°C for 15 – 20 minutes, or until the meringue is lightly golden. Let the pie cool in the tin before serving.  

Makes 12 servings