We Tried Reese Witherspoon’s Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie

From Pleasantville to Big Little Lies, Reese Witherspoon has been a fixture on our screens for over two decades. But Reese does so much more than act. This multitalented mogul has also launched her own media company Hello Sunshine, the clothing, accessories and home decor line Draper James, is an activist for global women’s rights and most recently, a best-selling author.

In September of 2018, Witherspoon released her book Whiskey in a Teacup, which is a mix of autobiography, Southern lifestyle guide, recipes and entertaining tips. Flipping through the book, I learned about Reese’s grandmother Dorothea, the magic of Southern sweet tea and was introduced to one of the most gorgeous desserts I’ve ever seen, the Mile-High Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon meringue is one of my favorite desserts, and the tower of toasted meringue on this pie made me think, “Oh, I’ve got to try that.” Plus, it’s a fixture of Reese’s Easter celebration, which meant it had to be good. So, I grabbed my hand mixer, some lemons, a ton eggs and got down to work.