How Many Calories Are in Lemon Meringue Pie?

by Elise Wile ; Updated July 18, 2017

Lemon meringue pie may look light and fluffy, but if you're watching your weight, it's not exactly a low-calorie dessert. Eating lemon meringue pie will add quite a few calories to your daily intake -- a reason you might want to save it for special occasions.

Basic Nutrition

A slice of lemon meringue pie -- 1/8 of a 9-inch diameter pie -- will cost you 362 calories. Most of the calories in lemon meringue pie come from carbohydrates. A slice contains 50 grams of carbohydrates, 5 grams of protein and 16 grams of fat.

Vitamins and Minerals

The lemon juice in lemon meringue pie keeps it from being a nutritional washout, along with the egg, which also provide nutrients. When you eat a slice of lemon meringue pie, you get 15 grams of calcium, 14 grams of selenium, 203 international units of vitamin A and 32 micrograms of folate.

Cholesterol

Since many people associate cholesterol with slabs of bacon or a hefty steak, you may be surprised to learn that a slice of lemon meringue pie contains 67 milligrams of cholesterol. This is due to the egg yolks used in the recipe.

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About the Author

Elise Wile has been a writer since 2003. Holding a master's degree in curriculum and Instruction, she has written training materials for three school districts. Her expertise includes mentoring, serving at-risk students and corporate training.