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National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

August 15

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day - August 15

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day is a great holiday for those with a sweet tooth! Who would refuse a delicious treat? Crumbly shortbread dough, delicate crispy meringue and bright lemon flavor will make anyone fall in love with them!

The History

The history of the origin of the pie is not known for certain, but there are several assumptions. According to historical data, a lemon-based dessert was created back in the Middle Ages, and meringue itself in 1700. The modern pie became popular in 1800. There is also a mention of the pie in the recipe book of the French chef Menon in 1869.

A similar pastry was created in the USA in 1800, however, apples were added to it. Some scholars attribute the idea of ​​the recipe to Elizabeth Goodfellow, a business owner in Philadelphia who opened the first pastry school in the United States.

There is another version: lemon meringue pie originated in the Victorian era in England.

It is not known who invented this holiday, but we know that many countries love to celebrate it.

Interesting facts

Interesting facts:

  • The cake can be served both hot and cold. Moreover, its taste in two states is equally good;
  • lemons are highly acidic, making them excellent cleaners;
  • despite the simplicity of the recipe, meringue is not always obtained. It is very important to bake it in the oven over low heat;
  • confectioners make many meringue desserts, such as cookies.

How to celebrate

The most perfect way to celebrate National Lemon Meringue Pie Day is to buy a dessert and share it with your loved ones!

Can you make your own cake? Teach culinary skills to those who have never made a treat. Take a photo or video of your creations and share on social media.

When is National Lemon Meringue Pie Day celebrated in 2022?

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day is observed on August 15 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Monday August 15 2022
Tuesday August 15 2023
Thursday August 15 2024
Friday August 15 2025
Saturday August 15 2026


August 15
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United States

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