Lemon {Marshmallow} Meringue Pie

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My husband and I have very different tastes in dessert. He likes carrot cake and fruity flavors. I, of course, love the deep, rich, decadent flavors like chocolate, salted caramel, peanut butter, Nutella… you get the idea.

Since we’ve been married (and since I’ve become such an avid dessert maker), I’ve definitely developed a taste and a love for more fruity flavors, especially lemon and most berries. I’ve even come around to a little bit carrot cake on occasion (although for the most part– YUCK).

But even so, I know my husband and I will never see eye to eye on the best flavors of dessert (I vote chocolate and hazelnut, clearly!).

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Because I know that I would never, in a million years, ask for something fruit flavored on my birthday. Even though I love lemon, and strawberry, and raspberry (especially combined with white chocolate). And even though I adore cobblers, and pies, and smoothies…

A birthday dessert simply must be made of chocolate! And I will never concede that point, because I know I’m right.

However, one does not argue with a birthday man who is turning 30 years old and wants a lemon meringue pie. In fact, I didn’t even put up a fight when he asked for lemon meringue pie, strawberry rhubarb pie, and German chocolate cake! I figure the big 3-0 deserves a little special treatment, so I indulged him.

Besides, one of the requests was chocolate; so balance was restored to the birthday cake universe.

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Lemon Meringue Pie is one of Chris’s top 2 favorite desserts, and he requests it for every major dessert making holiday. {We actually enjoyed this on Father’s day, since his birthday and Father’s day fell so close together this year.}

However… I don’t like to make meringue. I don’t even really like eating meringue all that much. {*gasp*} But I do happen to love Marshmallow meringue! I think it has the same yummy flavor, but without the weird egg white texture. Plus it’s a breeze to whip up, and it won’t shrink up on you in the refrigerator like Meringue does. And Chris has given it a BIG two thumbs up!!

I hope you enjoy this Swanky family adaptation of LMP as much as we have!

Lemon {Marshmallow} Meringue Pie


  • 1 refrigerated Pillsbury Pie Crust (baked)
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice + optional tsp lemon zest
  • For Meringue Topping:
  • 7 oz jar marshmallow cream
  • 8 ounces thawed Cool Whip


  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon zest, and salt.
  2. Over medium heat, whisk together the cornstarch, water, sugar, and butter until mixture begins to thicken. Remove from heat.
  3. Pour half of the hot mixture into the egg yolk mixture and whisk well immediately. Pour that mixture back into the sugar and water mixture and whisk well again. Mixture should be smooth and thick. Scrape pie filling into the pre-baked pie crust.
  4. Scrape the marshmallow cream into a large bowl. Microwave for about 30 seconds and stir. It should be a little melted, smooth, and easy to stir. Use a hand mixer to beat in the cool whip. Continue to beat until very smooth.
  5. Spread the marshmallow mixture on top of the pie. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.
  6. Serves 8
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  1. Lemon meringue pie is my all time favorite dessert. I’ve never heard of marshmellow meringue but it sounds pretty good.
    Micha @ Cookin’ Mimi recently posted..Coconut Tres Leches CakeMy Profile

  2. I would take this meringue topping any day! My son is asking for lemon meringue pie all the time but I just didn’t like it the last time I made it! Need to give this version a try!
    Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet recently posted..Soft Serve Raspberry Frozen YogurtMy Profile

  3. I’m not really into meringue either. I much prefer a lemon cream pie, so lemon marshmallow sounds pretty fantastic. My husband doesn’t care for chocolate much either. I think he might be some kind of commie.
    Renee @ Awesome on $20 recently posted..Secret Ingredient Chocolate CakeMy Profile

  4. I do love meringue, but I don’t love making it – so I’m totally digging this version!
    Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl recently posted..What’s In Your Kitchen WednesdayMy Profile

  5. My dad loves meringue pies, but I’ve always been terrified of it. I would have never thought of just using marshmallow for it!
    Faith @ Pixie Dust Kitchen recently posted..Saturday Sprinkles (6/22/13)My Profile

  6. Genius! Love it! What a sweet little wifey you are
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  7. Connie Renfroe Quintana says:

    I love meringue; the higher the better. But I do not like making it. This sounds easier and delicious. I plan on trying it soon.

  8. Oh my goodness this looks awesome! Would you mind to link this to Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop? Our readers would love to see this! Thanks!
    Carrie from Carrie This Home recently posted..Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop 29My Profile

  9. Marshmallow meringue is kinda sorta GENIUS. I like to THINK I like meringue but I kinda feel the same way you do. It has such a weird mouth-feel, you know?! So this mallowfied version rocks my socks.
    Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel recently posted..Star Sparkler Cookie PopsMy Profile

  10. I love lemon meringue pie! I love fluff! Both in 1 delicious dessert= heaven! I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  11. OMG I love the marshmallow meringue! I totally agree with you about actual meringue – that wierd egg whitey-ness is not so great. Pinned!
    Lindsay @ Life, Love and sugar recently posted..No Bake Nutella, Peanut Butter and Marshmallow PieMy Profile

  12. I looove lemon meringue! Your recipe looks fabulous :)

  13. This is the dessert of my dreams! And love that there’s no meringue to fuss with!
    Jen @JuanitasCocina recently posted..Bacon & Cheese-Stuffed Chili Burgers ~ A #SaucyMama Recipe!My Profile

  14. This is my kind of pie. It looks delicious!
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  15. I love this pie!
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  16. Charlotte Moore says:

    I love lemon meringue and I like the egg whites. I also like marshmallow cream. I don’t mind making it either.


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