Recipes for gluten-free lemon meringue pie can be found online at About.com, BettyCrocker.com and Crisco.com. Two recipes substitute regular pie crust for gluten-free versions, and one recipe uses rice cereal squares mixed with alternative flour. Real lemon juice is used to flavor homemade lemon meringue pie.
Making gluten-free lemon meringue pie is a three-step process that involves preparing the crust, the filling and the meringue topping. Cooks can take a shortcut with the crust by purchasing a ready-made single gluten-free pie shell from a store. Some recipes, such as the one from Betty Crocker, include instructions for making a pie crust from scratch. The pie crust in the Betty Crocker recipe combines rice cereal with potato flour, egg, brown sugar and sunflower oil, all of which are blended in a food processor.
People who are sensitive to gluten must always read food packaging labels to avoid grains that cause health problems. The Gluten-Free Certification Organization puts its GFCO logo on some tested foods, which makes it easier to identify gluten-free items in stores. When preparing gluten-free recipes, it is important to store the ingredients separately from non-gluten-free items and maintain a safe food preparation area in the kitchen to avoid cross-contamination.