Lemon Meringue Tart Recipe

This lemon meringue dessert recipe is rich, sweet, and tart.

Baking with lemons is always interesting: who doesn’t love that sweet and tart combination? This dessert recipe is easy to fall in love with. Finish off your lemon tart with tall, fluffy meringue. 

Lemon Meringue Tart Recipe

Christa Mendiola
This lemon meringue dessert recipe is rich, sweet, and tart.
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Resting Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine Others
Servings 1 (9-inch) square tart


Lemon Meringue Tart Ingredients

  • 2 cups graham crackers crumbs
  • 1/2 Cup unsalted butter melted
  • 8 large Egg (yolks only), whisked slightly
  • 2 300-ml cans condensed milk
  • 1/2 Cup milk
  • 1/2 Cup lemon juice
  • candied lemons
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon corn syrup
  • 1/4 Cup Egg whites only
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line and grease a 9-inch pan.
  • Mix crumbs and butter well. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Cool.
  • Place egg yolks in a bowl. Combine condensed milk and fresh milk in a saucepot over low heat. Pour and mix ¹?³ of the hot milk mixture into the yolks. Add yolk mixture back to the saucepot. Stir in lemon juice.
  • Pour filling onto crust and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until set. Let tart cool and chill overnight.
  • Make the meringue: Combine sugar, corn syrup, and ¼ cup water in a pot over medium heat. Cover and boil for 7 minutes. Uncover and clip a candy thermometer on the side. Boil until temperature reads 240°F.
  • In an electric mixer, whip egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed. Once syrup reaches 240°F, pour it into the egg whites in a slow, steady stream. Turn speed to high and beat until fluffy. Fold in vanilla.
  • Pipe meringue immediately on top of tart. Brown meringue with a blowtorch, if desired. Garnish with candied lemons.
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