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lemon meringue with a lemon cream crust

I’m not much of a baker, so anything I can bake you can bake too!

Not much skill is needed as this lemon meringue is relatively easy to make. It’s absolutely delicious and totally worth every single calorie!

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Lemon Meringue with a Lemon Cream crust

Author: Natasha Marais
Course Dessert
Cuisine South African
Servings 8


For the crust:

  • 1 pack lemon cream biscuits
  • ½ cup butter melted

For the filling:

  • 2 tins condensed milk
  • 5 egg yolks
  • ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice

For the meringue:

  • 5 egg whites
  • 1 cup castor sugar
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp maizena
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar


  • Place the biscuits in a blender / food processor and pulse until fine. Add the butter and combine well. Transfer to a 23 cm pie dish and use a spoon to even out the mixture to create a thin, even layer. Place in the fridge for about half an hour.
  • Separate the egg whites and yolks into 2 mixing bowls. Add the condensed milk to the egg yolks and beat with an electric mixer, then add the lemon juice and mix well.
  • Pour the filling into the pie dish and bake at 180 C for 15 minutes.
  • Add a pinch of salt to your egg whites and beat. Add the sugar, a spoonful at a time and continue to beat. Add the vinegar and Maizena and beat until stiff peaks form.
  • Scoop the meringue mixture onto the filling and use a fork to create peaks. Place back into the oven and bake for a further 20 to 30 minutes until meringue is crisp.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting. Enjoy!
Keyword bakes, lemon cream, lemon meringue, sweet treat

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