Fun and fruity! Rainbow Lemon Meringue pie has the fresh sweet citrus flavor of classic lemon meringue with a colorful rainbow surprise hiding inside.
I don’t know why, but for years now I have made a rainbow dessert around Easter time. Usually I make rainbow jello, but I haven’t been making that as much since I accidentally caused a steam explosion in my microwave boiling water. Yes, that’s a true story. Once I blew up my microwave by way of steam explosion while making jello. I put the accidental in accidental happy baker. I screw up and then I laugh about it. It’s just how I am.
I love this rainbow lemon meringue pie because it’s easy to make. Lemon meringue pies are one of those things that look deceptively hard and time consuming, but are actually one of the quickest and easiest pies to make. Bonus: Baking with lemons makes your kitchen smell amazing!
What do I need to make rainbow lemon meringue pie?
- One prebaked pie crust
- Cream of tartar
- Hot Water
- Food coloring
You might be wondering what the difference is between a rainbow lemon meringue pie and a regular lemon meringue pie? Literally nothing is different except the color. I just love rainbows and thought this would make a fun pie! If you’re not down with food coloring, feel free to simply omit for a wonderful classic lemon meringue pie.
What food coloring to use?
I use this food coloring from Walmart because I live in the boonies where there aren’t a lot of shopping options. You can use any brand, but I suggest using these colors; pink, orange, and green. Remember blue or purple mixed with the yellow lemon filling will make a gross greenish color and should be avoided.
This recipe was inspired by this post by mother and daughter food blogger team, Pat and Dahn, at Savor The Best. It was originally posted on AHB in April of 2015, but has been updated with new photos and recommendations.