Nothing beats the sweetness of a grandma’s lemon meringue pie, especially when you use fresh lemon juice to prepare it. Early studies also show that CBD oil has therapeutic effects, and incorporating it in your grandma’s lemon meringue pie recipe adds to its value.

Grandma’s lemon meringue pie is one of the best snacks. The pie is warm and delicious and having the right ingredients adds flavor. Meanwhile, CBD is growing in the hype, and people add it to the recipe even when preparing savory foods, drinks, and beverages. After all, some early studies claim that CBD is therapeutic, and many who want to tap into its therapy have made it an essential part of their ingredient list. This recipe shares the equipment, ingredients, and procedure to prepare grandma’s lemon meringue pie, this time adding CBD to the list. But first, here is all you need to know about CBD.

What’s the Deal with CBD?

You might have noticed that CBD is shaking the market and is a major subject of discussion in adverts, billboards, and news. What is CBD, and what’s the deal with it? According to Massi et al. (2006) and Bauer et al. (2020), CBD is a non-psychoactive chemical compound in cannabis plants, primarily hemp. There are many species of cannabis plants, all having chemical compounds called cannabinoids. THC is yet another cannabinoid extensively studied as CBD, but according to Schlienz et al. (2018), it is intoxicating and psychoactive. Meanwhile, CBD is not intoxicating, so many can relate to it. Moreover, Watt & Karl (2017) reported that CBD is therapeutic, and people want to explore the claimed therapy.

CBD and the Grandma’s Lemon Meringue Pie

Nothing beats the sweetness of the grandma’s lemon meringue pie. It is sweet and delicious, and preparing it with the right ingredients and getting things right is all you need to enjoy the sweetness. The hype around CBD oil increases daily, and the cannabinoid is becoming a critical part of the kitchen daily. Did you know you can add it to your grandma’s lemon meringue pie? Whether it is cold outside or inside and you need something warm, the pie is all you need to beat the odds. Watt & Karl (2017) reported that CBD is therapeutic, and adding it to your pie is an ideal way to tap on the therapy.

CBD Cooking Oil/ CBD Oil; Lemon Juice/ Lemon Concentrate?

There are many ways to take CBD, including CBD oil. It is the primary way to benefit from the cannabinoid. It is ingested orally or administered sublingually, but you can also add it to foods and beverages. You can use CBD oil or tincture for the grandma’s lemon meringue pie recipe. Alternatively, most health food stores stock CBD-infused cooking oil, and you might go for this, too, to include CBD in your recipe. Still, CBD oil or tincture is better than CBD-infused cooking oil if you need more potency.

The lemon meringue pie takes fresh lemon juice, and everything is easy if you have a fruit blender. Still, you can go for lemon concentrate. Which of the two options is better? Either of them is ok, but fresh lemon juice is better. As fresh as it is, it does not feature chemicals add naturally add flavor and taste to the recipe. Meanwhile, the concentrate features chemicals, and with the much advice against artificial compounds, you may want to go the natural route. Here are the equipment, ingredients, and procedure for preparing the grandma’s lemon meringue pie with CBD.

Tools/ Equipment

You must have the following tools to prepare the grandma’s lemon meringue pie;

  • A saucepan
  • Tablespoons and teaspoons for measuring out ingredients
  • A mixer
  • Mixing bowls
  • An oven


You will need the following ingredients for your grandma’s CBD lemon meringue pie;

  • 1 – 9 inch baked pie crust
  • One-and-a-half cups of sugar, preferably brown sugar, for texture
  • ¼ teaspoon of salt
  • 6 tablespoons of  cornstarch
  • ½ cup of lemon juice, especially fresh lemon, for taste
  • ½ cup of cold water
  • 2 tablespoons of butter, preferably melted
  • 3 egg yolks, which should be beaten
  • One-and-a-half of boiled water
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest
  • 5 ml of CBD oil or tincture (although you can also do CBD cooking oil)

You need the following ingredients for the meringue;

  • ¼ teaspoon of cream of tartar
  • 2 egg whites
  • ½ teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons of sugar


The following are the steps you need to follow to prepare the meringue pie;

  • Mix sugar, salt, and cornstarch in a medium saucepan.
  • Stir the cold water and lemon juice continuously until you attain smoothness.
  • Put the egg yolk and the melted butter into the mixture.
  • Add CBD oil to the boiling water to the mixture above.
  • Put the mixture on heat and allow it to boil as you mix.
  • As the mixture gains thickness, remove heat and let it simmer for 60 seconds.
  • Do away with the heat and introduce lemon zest as you stir the mixture.
  • Pour the mixture into the baked pie shell and put meringue as the cover.

Meringue instructions;

With the meringue ready, proceed as follows;

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Whip the egg whites to attain frothiness.
  • Add the cream of tartar to the egg.
  • Whip the eggs until they form stiff, and do not beat them further.
  • Add 3 tablespoons of sugar to the mixture and beat slowly, avoiding overbeating.
  • Add vanilla extract to the mixture.
  • Spread the pie on the baking sheet and 10 – 15 minutes.
  • F the 15 minutes elapse with some parts uncooked, allow another 2 minutes until all the parts fully cook.


Grandma’s lemon meringue pie remains many people’s all-time favorite pie. It is delicious and sweet and gives you the warmth you need during the cold weather. This article has shared the recipe for preparing it. Instead of the lemon concentrate, you can use fresh lemon juice that does a better job enhancing the taste. As you beat the eggs, remember not to overdo it.


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Schlienz, N. J., Lee, D. C., Stitzer, M. L., & Vandrey, R. (2018). The effect of high-dose dronabinol (oral THC) maintenance on cannabis self-administration. Drug and alcohol dependence, 187, 254-260.

Watt, G., & Karl, T. (2017). In vivo evidence for therapeutic properties of cannabidiol (CBD) for Alzheimer’s disease. Frontiers in pharmacology, 8, 20.

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