Lemon Angel Pie

Posted by on April 10, 2014 in Pies, Recipes | 87 comments

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When Spring arrives, my dessert cravings turn to the flavors of lemon. One of my favorites is Lemon Angel Pie. It is so lemony, light, delicious, and easy to make! It satisfies my cravings for a great lemon dessert. It’s a wonderful pie to serve for Easter or anytime!

I’ve been told that this is the Lemon Angel Pie recipe that Betty’s Pie Shop serves  in northern Minnesota. You don’t have to go that far to enjoy this pie as the recipe is here, but if you go that way, be sure to stop in. Make the first two steps (meringue crust and custard filling) the day before serving! Add whip cream to the top when ready to serve.

Lemon Angel Pie

Meringue Crust:

4 egg whites  Be sure these are at room temperature! (I break the eggs and let the whites sit until at room temp.)
1 cup granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

Custard Filling:

4 egg yolks
1/2 cup sugar
3 Tbsp. lemon juice
1  cup heavy whipping cream.

Extra whipping cream needed for topping….

Beat 4 egg whites well until stiff peaks form. Add cream of tartar. Gradually add sugar – slowly add about 2 tbsp. at a time while beating.

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Spread all around the bottom and up the sides of a greased 9″ pie pan. Bake at 275º for 1 hour. Turn oven off and leave door ajar and let the meringue cool.


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This is how the meringue will look…..  not brown, but all cracked! It is supposed to be that way!

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Custard Directions…..
Beat 4 egg yolks and stir in 1/2 cup sugar and 3 T lemon juice. Add a drop of yellow food coloring, if desired. (I didn’t use it.) Pour into small saucepan and cook on low heat stirring continuously until thickened. Cool.

Whip 1 cup heavy cream until you have peaks and stir into cooled custard mixture. Pour into meringue pie shell and refrigerate. Carefully cover with foil!

Before serving, beat extra whipping cream for topping – lightly sweeten with sugar and add vanilla. (or use ready-made whipping cream)

Serves 8.

Lemon Angel Pie  grandparentsplus.com

Lemon Angel Pie  grandparentsplus.com


My mouth waters just thinking about this pie! So good!

Serve this anytime of the year, but it is especially great as an ending to your Easter dinner!

You might want to check out the posts on “Juicy Ham-Every Time” and “Shreds”!

Now, you have your dinner planned!



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  1. Phyllis I made this after the first time I saw it, and I’m so glad you shared it at Five Star Frou-Frou last week. I’ve featured you and well deserved I say! Love, Mimi xxx

    • Thanks! Wow! Glad you liked it! It’s a wonderful recipe!

      • When this grandma made angel food pie in the 1960s, the recipe had grated lemon peel. Your pic looks like it contains grated lemon peel. Was it forgotten in the printed recipe?

        • No, I use the lemon peel on top of the pie. You can certainly add it to the pie, too! 1-2 Tbsp. is what you can add.

  2. This pie looks fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing your recipe with us at Funtastic Friday.

    • Yes, this is an Easter favorite! After a big meal, it is light and flavorful!

  3. This looks so yummy – I can’t WAIT to try it! Lemon has always been my favorite! Thanks for linking up at the You Link It, We Make It party – you’re one of our features, and we hope to see you again!

    • I’m a lemon fan, too! Thanks for the feature!

  4. Thanks so much for linking up at You Link It, We Make It! I didn’t make this one this week, but I am picking it as one of my additional features! It reminds me of my childhood :). Hope to see you back at the party in the morning!

  5. This looks absolutely amazing!! I love anything lemon! I’m definitely saving this!!

    • Not only does it looks good, it tastes fantastic!

  6. I’m intrigued by this meringue crust! Plus, I love anything lemon.

    Thanks for linking up with The Alder Collective! Your posts have been pinned to our group board. We hope you’ll join us again tomorrow at 8 pm EST!

  7. Looks delicious! Pinned to share. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday!

  8. Oh this looks amazing! Thank you for linking up to this week’s Tasty Tuesday Linky. I have pinned your recipe to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. I hope that you’ll join us again this up coming Tuesday. Have a great weekend!

  9. This looks such a dream pudding Phyliss, and certainly one I’d happily devour as I too adore lemon deserts! Gorgeous! #FiveStarFrou-Frou
    Angela x

  10. My mouth is watering!! Would love to have you come share at the “What’s for Dinner” linky party!

    • Thanks for sharing!

    • Thank you for inviting me. I’ll stop over.

  11. This looks amazing, reminds me of the lemon pie my mom would make when I was little. I’d love to have you stop by and link up at our new link party, where we make the features! Thanks for sharing.

    • Yes, memories are linked to cooking, aren’t they!Thanks and I’ll stop by!

  12. This is calling my name. Love anything lemon!

    • I’m a big fan of lemon, too! This pie is wonderful!

  13. Oh My Heart…This looks absolutely delicious!!
    Thanks for sharing on the #OMHGWW Pinned and shared!!

    • It is heavenly! Thanks for pinning and sharing!

  14. I love lemon pie, and this one looks like it would just melt in your mouth. Yum!

    • It does, believe me! So good!

  15. This seriously looks like it would melt in the mouth. Love how lemon is so refreshing to use for desserts.

    Thanks for linking up to Marvelous Monday on Smart Party Planning.

    • Yes, lemon is a favorite!

  16. I love lemon pie, and this one looks really good!!

    • It is! It melts in your mouth!

  17. This looks so refreshing and worth pinning for the next summer barbecue!

    • Good anytime! Don’t wait until next summer!

  18. Wow…this looks so delicious! I’m definitely bookmarking this recipe so I can try it out for myself! I’d love for you to share this at the link party I co-host, Share The Wealth Sunday.
    Visiting from Link Party Palooza

    Lisa @ Fun Money Mom

    • Thanks so much and I’ll stop by!

  19. I’ve never heard of a lemon angel pie, but I love all things lemon, so this sounds delightful! Pinned for later!

    • Oh, it is so-o-o-o Good! Thanks for pinning!

  20. I took this pie to a Super Bowl party today and people were fighting to get at it! It’s so light and lemony! Everyone loved it!

    • Yes, it is a yummy one! Glad everyone liked it!

  21. This IS the Lemon Angel pie from Betty’s pies! It’s wonderful ! Thank you!

  22. Perfect pie recipe for Spring! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us at Show-Licious Craft & Recipe Party! I hope you will join us again this Saturday at 8:00 am EST!

    ~ Ashley

  23. Looks delicious!!!

  24. I love lemon! This looks really good. I pinned it.

    Diane Roark

    • Thanks for pinning! You’ll love it!

  25. I don’t know why I have never stopped by to see your recipe since it just looks yummy! I love lemon anything right now. Will be pinning this 😉

  26. Pinned from Ducks N a Row FB Party 🙂

  27. I pinned this. I can’t pass up anything lemon.

    • Neither can I! Thanks for visiting!

  28. oooh so scurmptious sounding!! I have got to make this! .Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/04/centerpiece-wednesday-beautiful.html

  29. YUM! Thank you for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. We hope to see you again today!

  30. I love lemon! Looks delicious. Thank you for joining Foodie Friends Friday. Hope to see you again this week!

  31. Just stopping by to thank you for sharing at One More Time Events and let you know you have been featured this week….looking forward to see what you have to share this week…Hugs, Tammy

  32. I am a “lemon-a-holic,” and this sounds absolutely incredible!

  33. Your Lemon Angel Pie looks delicious. Thanks you so much for sharing it on Foodie Friends Friday’s Easter Party this week. We would luv it if you added our badge to your party page. I’ve pinned and shared.

    We look forward to seeing you again next week,
    A FFF co-host,
    Joanne/Wine Lady Cooks

  34. Seriously, yum!!! My mom LOVES lemon pie. Maybe I will make this for her as a special treat! I am always up for a great dessert! Found you at the linky party at Creativity Unleashed. Glad I did!

    • I’m sure she will love it! How nice of you to think of her!

  35. This is such a luscious looking dessert! Pinned it and put it on the Easter dinner list. Thanks for sharing. Found via nekriegerchick.com’s Hit Me with Your Best Shot Tuesday linkup. Have a blessed holiday.

    • Thank you and a blessed Easter to you!

  36. My goodness this looks heavenly, definitely pinning this for later!

    • Heavenly is a good description!

  37. Oh My! Looks so yummy. Can’t wait to try it.

    • Gonna love it, I promise!

  38. This pie looks so refreshing!

    • It goes down real easy! Yummy!

  39. Wish I could have a slice right now!

  40. I love desserts that use lemon. This sounds delightful. I am adding it to my must make list.
    Have a blessed Easter,

    • Thanks, and a blessed Easter to you!

  41. What a yummy recipe! Thank you so much for sharing at the Twirl & Take a Bow Party! Have a great week.

    • Yummy is correct, but it is light so it is great to serve with a meal!

  42. OOhh I love lemony desserts, pinning for later thankyou 🙂 popped over from huckleberry love 🙂

  43. Stopping by from Sweet Sharing Mon and this looks amazing! Thanks for the recipe. Carrie, A Mother’s Shadow

  44. This looks amazing ~ I can’t wait to try it! Thank you for sharing the recipe 🙂

  45. This looks fabulous! i love anything lemon, especially this time of year. So perfect for spring! Have pinned!

  46. This looks amazing!! I LOVE lemon in pies and cakes – it is gorgeous. Thank you for linking to PoCoLo 🙂 x

  47. I love lemon pie and yours looks so delicious… pinning it for future use…..

  48. I have made this pie before and it is wonderful! Mine didn’t look at pretty as yours though 🙂

  49. I’m not a big fan of lemons, but man…this looks delicious!!! #PoCoLo

  50. Your Lemon pie looks sooo good! I’m loving lemon treats right now too!

  51. That is so LUSH! I always love meringue and this looks so yummy!

  52. This looks beautiful and delicious. Perfect for the season! Pinned!

    • Thanks for pinning! It is delicious!

  53. I just love lemon! This looks lovey:)

  54. Oh that just looks mouthwatering! I’m of to make it right this very minute!…x

  55. Mmmm…lemon pies are some of my favorites, and this one looks creamy and delicious. I make a Lemon Sponge pie that is my dad’s favorite. Definitely pinning this! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!


    • They are a favorite of mine, too!

  56. Yum , this looks awesome! found it via The Weekend re-Treat, thanks for sharing!!


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