Grandma's Luscious Lemon Cream Pie


This is a creamy lemon pie that is a great dessert on a hot summer day. Garnish with whipped cream.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
1 9-inch pie


  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch

  • 1 cup milk

  • 6 large egg yolks, lightly beaten

  • ¼ cup salted butter

  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest

  • ½ cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 1 (9 inch) baked pie shell


  1. Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly, about 10 minutes. Reduce heat; cook and stir for 2 minutes more. Remove from heat.

  2. Stir a small amount of hot filling into the egg yolks; return all to the pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter and lemon zest. Gently stir in lemon juice. Cool to room temperature, about 30 minutes.

  3. Beat cream in a chilled glass or metal bowl with an electric mixer until soft peaks form.

  4. Fold whipped cream and sour cream into the lemon filling. Pour into the prepared pastry shell. Chill for at least 2 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

482 Calories
32g Fat
46g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 482
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 32g 40%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Cholesterol 218mg 73%
Sodium 201mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 46g 17%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 27g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 95mg 7%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 141mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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