This promo recipe was printed on a Borden’s Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk label and found in a large collection, date unknown. I’ve typed it below along with a scanned copy.

Recipe Clipping For Magic Lemon Meringue Pie


Makes an 8-inch pie or 5 to 6 servings.


1 crumb or baked pastry 8-inch pie shell, cooled
1 1/3 cups (15-oz. can) Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk
1/2 cup lemon juice (fresh, reconstituted or frozen)
1 teaspoon grated lemon peel (fresh or dried)
2 egg yolks

In medium-sized mixing bowl blend together Eagle Brand Sweetened Condensed Milk, lemon juice, lemon peel and yolks until thickened. Turn into pie shell.


2 egg whites (at room temperature)
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 cup sugar

In small-sized mixing bowl whip whites with cream of tartar until they hold a soft peak. Gradually whip in sugar; continue to whip just until whites hold firm peaks. Pile onto pie filling and seal to inside edge of pie shell. Bake in 325° F. (slow) oven until top is golden brown, about 15 minutes. Cool.

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6 Responses to Magic Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe Clipping

Published 17 August, 2015 in 2:37 pm

great recipe

La Quetta Ray
Published 16 July, 2016 in 2:36 am

My mom used to make this Pie. I was a kid in the early 1970’s. The recipe used to come on the can. You don’t have to bake it because the Lemon Juice cooks the eggs. I don’t think she ever put Merengue on the pie that I can remember. I loved this recipe. She never wrote it down, but used the one on back of Borden Condensed Sweet Milk. Borden stopped putting this recipe on the back of the label so it’s 43 years since I had any. Now I can make it myself and write down the recipe for my mom, brother and daughter.

Published 16 November, 2016 in 4:12 pm

magic lemon pie

Published 10 May, 2017 in 8:55 pm

Didn’t haave a pie shell, so I used the little tart shells. Perfect size for 1.

Published 6 September, 2018 in 2:10 am

Better poured into homemade graham cracker crust. My mom use to get this pie when we were down town shopoing in W.S.,N.C We would stop in at the Piccadilly Res. and get a piece of their Lemon Ice Box Pie. That is where we fist heard and tasted of it. Then momfound the recipe for it on Eagle brand milk. The rest is history. That kind of lemon pie caught on like fire back then.

Published 19 July, 2023 in 10:46 am

Haven’t made this pie in over 10 years. After my husband passed away in 2012 never felt the need was his favorite he wouldn’t even share with our children, I always had to make 2 just so all the family could have just 1 slice. My daughter mentioned it the other day saying she sure did miss my lemon pie. Making her one tonight for family gathering

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