National Lemon Meringue Pie Day - August 15
Tue, Aug 15, 2023

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

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 delicious lemon flavor will make anyone fall in love with it!

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, it had apples in 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 Victorian England.

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

Interesting facts

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

How to take part

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 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 2023?

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


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