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Thursday, April 28, 2011

Dirk’s Lemon Meringue Pie

Simon’s work mate Dirk reckons he can make a pretty good Lemon Meringue Pie.  Since I love lemony deserts I kept this little factoid in my memory, reminded Simon numerous times, and what do ya know?…  during the weekend we went and hung out with Dirk while he made us a Lemon Meringue Pie.  The pie was awesomely good and I got the recipe :) 

Dirka n Dayle  Dirk and Dayle in action! 

You will need:

250g packet plain biscuits, crushed
3 tablespoons sugar
3 eggs
395g can sweetened condensed milk
½ cup lemon juice (approx. 3 lemons)
3 tablespoons caster sugar
170g margarine, melted

Grease a 17.5cm x 28cm baking dish.  Mix the biscuits, sugar and the melted butter together.  Press the biscuit mixture into the prepared dish.

Separate the eggs.  Add the yolks to the condensed milk and mix until combined.  Add the lemon juice and mix again.  Pour over the biscuit base and bake in a 180˚C oven for 10 minutes, until brown.

Beat the egg whites until stiff.  Add the caster sugar and beat again until stiff. 

Out of the oven 
Spoon the meringue mixture over the lemon filling.  Bake in a 170˚C oven for approximately 20 minutes, until golden brown.

Dirk's Meringue
Above is a piece of Dirk’s pie, which we ate warm because Simon and I were impatient.  So good.  Although, cold is just as yum too :)

Yum Yum. Thanks Dirk!


  1. I made Dirk's Lemon Meringue Pie last night and it was so easy I thought I must've done something wrong. It was a little on the sweet side so if I can recommend anything it would be to leave out the extra sugar in the biscuit base. Otherwise its yum, even my husband liked it!!!

    1. Thanks for the comment - I tend to leave the sugar out of the base now, it's fine without it!