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Lemon {Marshmallow} Meringue Pie

Homemade lemon filling, buttery crust, dreamy marshmallow meringue topping– this is the lemon pie of your dreams!

This post is brought to you by my friends at Lip Smacker. Look for the special Lip Smacker announcement at the end of the post! 💋

Lemon, buttery crust, dreamy marshmallow meringue topping-- this is the lemon pie of your dreams!

Today, we’re talking about pie, baby unicorns, and lip balm.


Just stick with me. It all comes together at the end. 😉

Lemon, buttery crust, dreamy marshmallow meringue topping-- this is the lemon pie of your dreams!

I never thought I’d meet a pie I could love as much as this homemade chocolate cream pie. Or this triple decker brownie pie. And a fruit pie, no less.

But I did.

This lemon marshmallow meringue pie (which I suggest you make for every pot luck, BBQ, and family dinner that comes your way this spring and summer) is seriously everything you’ve ever wanted in a sweet, creamy, summertime pie. It tastes like sunshine and marshmallows and baby unicorns (see? unicorns + pie totally works).

Lemon, buttery crust, dreamy marshmallow meringue topping-- this is the lemon pie of your dreams!

Why the marshmallow meringue? Why not just regular, old fashioned, egg white meringue?

Well, for one, I really dislike the texture of meringue in my mouth. I’ve eaten really excellent meringue, and I still can’t get past the texture. I don’t know why, it’s just a thing with me.

For two, I hate making meringue. It never, ever, everrrrrrrrrrrr turns out just right. And when it does, I can’t get it to stay just right. I’m sure with a little practice, I could make a decent meringue. However, I would refer you back to point one as the culprit behind my lack of motivation to master the meringue.


Lemon, buttery crust, dreamy marshmallow meringue topping-- this is the lemon pie of your dreams!

Reason number three, and most importantly, being: have you ever tried marshmallow meringue?? It. is. AMAZING. It has similar flavor to traditional meringue and a delicious fluffiness, but all without the weird sponge-like texture of whipped egg whites (no offense to the meringue lovers out there, my husband included).

And a homemade lemon filling plus marshmallow meringue? It’s like the home run derby of  pie. It’s like sunshine on a cloudy day 🎶. It’s sweet and creamy plus tart and tangy in every dreamy bite.

Lemon, buttery crust, dreamy marshmallow meringue topping-- this is the lemon pie of your dreams!

Ok. So we’ve talked about pie and baby unicorns. I think it’s finally time to talk about lip balm!

Lip Smacker, to be exact. Raise your hand if you had precisely 8 billion of these in your locker when you were a kid?! 🙋🏻🙋🏻🙋🏻

We all have our favorites (I’m a classic Watermelon girl, all the way!), and that’s cool. But guess what? Your favorite is about to get even favorite-r (totally a word, don’t judge). Because Lip Smacker is looking for their very first TASTE MAKER!! 🤗

Personally, I’m suggesting Lemon Marshmallow as the new flavor (ahhhh, see how it all comes together?). Because, as mentioned, it tastes like sunshine and baby unicorns. So that’s basically a no-brainer– this flavor clearly needs to be a lip balm.

What about you? If you could dream up ANY flavor for the new Lip Smacker, what would it be??

Let Lip Smacker know by entering their first Tastemaker Contest. Check it out on Instagram and enter your flavor by commenting on a Lip Smacker announcement post. Be sure to include:

  • the name of your flavor
  • 3 key ingredients involved
  • Describe it! Sweet? Salty?
  • Tag with #LStastemaker

Or post your own pic with a dreamy flavor inspiration. And don’t forget to tag #LStastemaker!


In the meantime eat some pie.

Lemon Marshmallow Merinuge

Homemade lemon filling, buttery crust, dreamy marshmallow meringue topping-- this is the lemon pie of your dreams!


  • 1 pre-baked pie crust
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup fresh lemon juice + optional tsp lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup cornstarch
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 1/3 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter

For the 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 and boil. Boil for one minute, stirring constantly, and remove from heat.
  3. Pour half of the hot mixture into the egg yolk mixture slowly and while whisking vigorously.
  4. Pour the egg yolk mixture back into the hot mixture, continuing to whisk vigorously.
  5. Return to a boil, and allow to boil for one minute. Stir constantly.
  6. Pour pie filling into the pre-baked pie crust.
  7. Use an electric beater to whisk together the marshmallow cream and the Cool Whip.
  8. Spread the meringue on top of the pie. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

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Ashton Swank

Ashton is the owner and author of Something Swanky. Although first and foremost a wife and mother, she considers herself an online entrepreneur, freelance writer and photographer, and brand ambassador. Her focus is in food styling, food photography and recipe development.

17 comments on “Lemon {Marshmallow} Meringue Pie”

  1. Lemon meringue pie is my all time favorite dessert. I’ve never heard of marshmellow meringue but it sounds pretty good.

  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!

  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.

  4. I do love meringue, but I don’t love making it – so I’m totally digging this version!

  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!

  6. Genius! Love it! What a sweet little wifey you are

  7. 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!

  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.

  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!

  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!

  14. This is my kind of pie. It looks delicious!

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  16. 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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