Lemon Pie


Lemon Pie

Lemon Pie
Active: 20 mins
Bake: 40 mins
Chill: 25 mins
Total: 1 hrs 25 mins
Yield: 6 pies

Here is a great pie that’s sure to brighten up your day, and it’s one of my favorites. Summer Lemon Pie. It starts with a blind-baked pie shell that gets filled with a tasty, lemony custard, then baked just enough to set the filling. This is a super easy recipe and sure to bring a smile to everyone who’s tired of a long, cold winter.

Ingredients For Lemon Pie

For the Crust:
Prepare pastry for a single crust pie and form a decorative shell. Blind bake a pie shell at 375 degrees F for 15 minutes or until golden brown. (For a “how-to” on blind baking, see our recipe page (Blind-Baking pie recipe). I use our Perfect Crust Pie Weight Chain for a nice flat bottom! Allow the pie shell to cool slightly before adding the filling.

For the Filling:

  • 2-14-ounce cans of sweetened condensed milk
  • Juice of 2 lemons (about 1/2 – 2/3 cup juice)
  • Zest of 2 lemons (about 3 tsp)
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • ¼ tsp salt


  1. Whisk all the ingredients together. The filling will thicken as it sets.
  2. Cool the crust slightly, then give the prepared filling a final mix and pour it into the prepared pie shell.
  3. Turn the oven down to 325º F, and bake the pie until just set, but slightly wiggly in the center, about 15 to 20 minutes.
  4. Cool the pie to room temperature, then set it in the fridge to chill completely before serving.

BTW, this recipe works great to make a simple Key Lime Pie – just substitute limes for lemons!

lemon pie filling ingredients


blind bake pie crust for lemon pie
Blind-Bake Pie Crust Using Pie Weights
pie shell ready for lemon filling
Pie shell ready to add filling
zest of 2 lemons
Zest of 2 lemons
preparing lemon pie filling
Preparing lemon pie filling

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