Zesty Lemon Pie

Zesty Lemon Pie

No celebration is complete without a good dessert.  I served this pie for my Dad’s birthday a few weeks ago, and I think it would make a great ending to a Labor Day cook-out as well. 

The pie has a great lemon flavor without being too tart.  I made the pie the day before and whipped the cream right before serving.  The pie is a breeze to make.  The hardest part is waiting on it to cool!

I didn’t get a chance to get a picture of the whole pie – it was devoured before I could get my camera out.  Chicken Leg’s was nice enough to eat another piece the next day so I could get a photograph (I’m sure that was the real reason).


Zesty Lemon Pie
adapted from Southern Living
(Printable Recipe)

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 3 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 6 egg yolks
  • 2 (14-oz.) cans sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together first 2 ingredients; add butter, stirring until blended. Press mixture on bottom and up sides of a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Bake 10 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack (about 30 minutes).

Whisk together egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, and lemon juice. Pour into prepared crust. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Let cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Cover and chill 4 hours.

Beat whipping cream at high speed with an electric mixer until foamy; gradually add powdered sugar and vanilla, beating until soft peaks form; dollop over chilled pie. Garnish, if desired.

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  1. I like how you called this zesty instead of tart or tangy! Zesty's waaay cooler. 🙂

    Happy belated birthday to your pops!

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