You'll taste a burst of lemon flavor in every bite of this rich and smooth pie.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
30 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 45 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F. Beat egg yolks in medium bowl with mixer. Add sweetened condensed milk and lemon juice until well mixed. Pour into crust.

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  • Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until set. Remove from oven. Cool 1 hour. Chill at least 3 hours.

  • Spread whipped topping or whipped cream over pie before serving. Garnish with lemon peel, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

410 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 36.5g; fat 15.5g; cholesterol 94.3mg; sodium 244.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (31)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2013
A delicious lemon version of Key Lime Pie and just as delicious. Just a couple of tips – beat your egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored. Add 1-1/2 tsp. of grated zest (I also used fresh lemon juice). Baking this for 30-35 minutes is not necessary and may even be too long - 15 minutes is just fine. I also used my own graham cracker crust: 1-1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs, 2 T. sugar and 5 T. butter, melted. Pat into pie dish and bake at 350 degrees, 7-9 minutes. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2017
I squeezed and added 1 cup of fresh lemon juice strained and lemon zest from all the squeezed lemons. I whipped the egg whites, 1/2 tsp of cream of tar tar and added sugar (about 1/2 cup but you might want more depending on individual). Whipped til stiff and peaked. Spread on top of pie and baked according to recipe. Read More
(4)
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 29
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2013
A delicious lemon version of Key Lime Pie and just as delicious. Just a couple of tips – beat your egg yolks until thick and lemon-colored. Add 1-1/2 tsp. of grated zest (I also used fresh lemon juice). Baking this for 30-35 minutes is not necessary and may even be too long - 15 minutes is just fine. I also used my own graham cracker crust: 1-1/4 c. graham cracker crumbs, 2 T. sugar and 5 T. butter, melted. Pat into pie dish and bake at 350 degrees, 7-9 minutes. Read More
(90)
Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2013
Sweet and simple and perfect for us! I included the zest of two lemons. Read More
(19)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2014
I made this with fresh lemon juice and the zest of 1 lemon and made my crust with vanilla wafers and ginger snaps. Baked for 20mins and top with fresh whipped cream once completely cooled and refrigerated. My family loves this pie!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/04/2015
Very good lemon pie. Easy and quick to put together. My family really liked it so that tells me I will be making this time and again. So simple and tasty. I am surprised more of you don't try this recipe. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
09/28/2014
This was really good! I used fresh lemon juice and the rind of two lemons. Came out very nice. Just enough tang. And very easy. Everyone loved it. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
11/13/2014
Very easy recipe! Check your pie and don't rely on the time quoted in this recipe. I put it in the oven and set my timer while was busy doing other chores. It overcooked. It was not creamy but was more like the consistency of pumpkin pie. It did however taste GREAT! I will definitely make it again and watch it closely. Read More
(6)
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Rating: 5 stars
06/12/2015
I made this to use up a can of sweetened condensed milk and we all loved it even more than it's key lime pie cousin! I used a store-bought graham cracker crust and fresh lemons with about two teaspoons of zest. I read a few reviews and only baked about 20 min. Super easy super good. In a world of easy key lime pies this tangy silky lemon pie stands out! Read More
(6)
Rating: 3 stars
01/16/2017
I squeezed and added 1 cup of fresh lemon juice strained and lemon zest from all the squeezed lemons. I whipped the egg whites, 1/2 tsp of cream of tar tar and added sugar (about 1/2 cup but you might want more depending on individual). Whipped til stiff and peaked. Spread on top of pie and baked according to recipe. Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2013
My husband LOVED this. Perfect consistency. I too made my own graham cracker crust and baked for 20 minutes. Perfectly textured. Read More
(4)
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