Lemon Meringue Pie Bars



Since today is my birthday I decided I wanted to share one of my favorite desserts in the whole entire world. My Mom makes the best lemon meringue pie and I always request it for my birthday. Years ago my Mom and I got together so she could teach me how to make them for myself. What fun we had and I am so glad I was able to spend that time with my Mom making those memories. Although she taught me all the basics, my pies just don't taste the same as hers and I would much rather her make them for me. She has that extra special touch of love that makes her pies the best. 

These lemon meringue pie bars are a cross between and lemon bar and a pie all in one. What could be better than that? Would be prefect to feed a crowd.  Don't expect these to last though, they disappear fast! 


Mom, if you are reading this, which I know you are, where's my pie?  



Lemon Meringue Pie Bars

  • Crust:
    1 cup flour
    1/4 cup powdered sugar
    1 stick (1/2 cup) butter, cut into cubes

    Filling:
    6 large eggs
    2 1/4 cup granulated sugar
    3/4 cup lemon juice
    zest of 2 lemons

    Meringue:
    3 large egg whites
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    ¼ teaspoon Cream of Tartar
    ½ teaspoon vanilla

    Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, mix together flour and powdered sugar for crust. Cut in butter in until the mixture forms a dough.  Pat it into a 9 x 13 pan. The crust will be thin. Bake crust for about 10 minutes, until golden around the edges. In the bowl of your mixer, beat eggs, sugar, lemon juice, and zest on medium speed for about a minute and a half. Pour over crust and bake for about 20 minutes or until filling is set and no longer runny on top. Remove from oven, let cool, and chill bars until cold and firm. Beat egg whites, vanilla, and cream of tartar until soft peaks form. Beat in sugar, one tablespoon at a time until stiff peaks form.  Spoon the meringue over the lemon filling, sealing the edges. Place in the oven under the broiler. Careful to make sure the meringue does not get too brown.  Cut bars into squares. Enjoy!


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9 comments:

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  2. These lovely bars look scrumptious. Thanks so much for sharing at Weekend Potluck. Please do come back soon. (Thanks much for linking back to the party too=)

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  3. That pie looks amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Thanks for stopping by, these are my favorite!

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  5. Yes please! These look absolutely amazing! I haven't had a lemon meringue pie in ages and I have been craving one. I love the idea to do it in bar form!

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  6. Thanks Carlee, these are super good and I need to make them again soon.

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  7. These sound outstanding!! Baking these ASAP!

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  8. Two favorites in one for me right here. I need to make these again! Thanks for stopping by Big Rigs 'n Little Cookies!

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  9. ohhh this looks fabulous.. but I dont have a broiler ??? Can I cook the the two last steps together ?

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