Gluten Free Easy Lemon Meringue Pie

by Carol Kicinski on August 12, 2016

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I have always loved lemon meringue pie. Just can’t get enough of it. What I have not always loved is the time and effort it takes to make a great one.

This recipe is so much faster and takes so much less time. It’s so easy, it is almost too easy!

For one thing, I forwent the traditional pie crust and went with a gluten free graham cracker crust instead – that right there is a huge time saver and couldn’t be simpler. I simply used a box of Kinnikinnick gluten free graham style crumbs, a bit of sugar, and some melted butter, pressed it into a pie plate and just like that – crust done! I didn’t even bake it first.

From there I took just 4 more ingredients and made one delicious pie.

Who says you can’t have your pie and eat it, too?

Gluten Free Easy Lemon Meringue Pie

Gluten Free Easy Lemon Meringue Pie


Gluten free non-stick cooking spray
1 (10.5-ounce) package Kinnikinnick gluten free Graham Style Crumbs
4 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons melted butter
3 large eggs, separated
1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
Zest of 1 lemon, finely grated
½ cup plus 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice (from 3 -4 lemons)
1/3 cup powdered sugar


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spray a 9-inch pie pan with cooking spray.

Combine the graham cracker crumbs with 4 tablespoons sugar and the melted butter. Press the mixture into the prepared pie pan.

Whisk together the egg yolks, condensed milk, lemon zest, and ½ cup lemon juice and pour into the crust.

Whip the egg whites with 1 ½ teaspoons of lemon juice until foamy on high speed. Add 1/3 cup powdered sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Spread the meringue over the top of the pie, making sure to get all the way to the edges of the crust and sealing it.

Bake for 15 – 20 minutes or until the meringue has nice brown peaks. Let cool and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight.


A gluten free recipe that serves 6 – 8.

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