Pineapple Meringue Pie Recipe
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Pineapple Meringue Pie Recipe

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One of my dad's favorite pastimes was making this pie. You never left his house without a pie or two to take home with you.—Lyn Benedict, Dexter, New Mexico
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + cooling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1 cup plus 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, undrained
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 332 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 85mg cholesterol, 162mg sodium, 61g carbohydrate (43g sugars, 1g fiber), 4g protein


  1. In a large saucepan, combine 1 cup sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in pineapple until blended. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Remove from the heat. Gradually stir 1 cup hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in lemon juice. Keep warm.
  2. For meringue, in a bowl, beat egg whites and cream of tartar on medium speed until soft peaks form. Gradually beat in remaining sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, on high until stiff peaks form. Pour hot filling into pastry shell. Spread meringue over hot filling, sealing edges to crust.
  3. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes or until meringue is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour; refrigerate for at least 3 hours before cutting. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Pineapple Meringue Pie in Taste of Home April/May 2003, p47

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Reviewed Aug. 2, 2015

"This pie was delicious. The only thing I might do next time is reduce the sugar a bit."

Reviewed Jun. 24, 2014

"I love it just the way it is. Sometimes I do the meringue and sometimes whipped cream."

Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"Lets start with this, I don't do many reviews, but I just put this pie in the oven and ran over here to type this! I bought a pineapple on sale at the super market, didn't know what to do whit it and saw this pie, coupled with the fact that I had a crust in the freezer I was sold.

So the only changes I made were fresh pineapple, cut the sugar down by 1/4 cup per reviews (but I now feel I could have cut it in half), and doubled the lemon juice I used which was fresh too.
THIS WAS AMAZING!!!!!! I was licking the remainder of the unused filling from the pan... So yes I have not eaten the pie yet, but I have no doubt it will be amazing. Just the filing alone was out of this world! If I change my mind I will let you know, but I really don't see that happening!"

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2013

"I had this recipe from an old taste of home I had and somehow lost it! So glad I found the recipe on here again. I've made this recipe a few times just like it says, but one time I added a little coconut to the filling and it was SOOOOO yummy. So if you like coconut, try it. It gives you even more of a tropical taste. YUM!"

Reviewed Jun. 26, 2012

"I had never heard of pineapple pie until a friend mentioned fond memories of one from childhood. So, I had to look up a recipe to surprise her. She loved this and said it was perfect. This was so super easy to make, too, that I made another one for myself. This is quite delicious, though I will say that I think it is a tad too sweet for me and next time will cut the sugar in half in the pineapple mixture. Otherwise it is perfect and a great cool summer dessert."

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