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One of the best Lemon Pies I have ever had!
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4.84 from 18 votes

The Best Lemon Pie

Easy and delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time33 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: lemon pie
Servings: 8 people
Author: Amanda Rettke

Ingredients

Crust

  • cups (127g) crushed graham crackers
  • 6 tablespoons (88g) butter, melted
  • cup (75g) granulated sugar

Pie Filling

  • 3 cups sweetened condensed milk, (can also use two 14-ounce cans which is about 2⅔ cups)
  • 3 large (54g)egg yolks
  • cup freshly squeezed lemon juice, about 2 lemons
  • teaspoon kosher salt

Whipped Cream

  • 2 cups (476g) heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick vanilla extract
  • Lemon zest, for garnish

Instructions

Crust

  • Combine crushed graham cracker, melted butter, and sugar in a medium bowl. Mix well and press into greased pie dish. (I prefer a 9-inch pie dish with this recipe)
  • Bake for 8 minutes at 350°F.
  • Carefully remove from oven.

Pie Filling

  • While pie crust is baking mix sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, lemon juice and salt in a stand mixer. Turn mixer to medium and mix well for about 3-4 minutes.
  • Pour into baked pie crust and bake at 350°F for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let rest on the counter for about 10 minutes. Place pie in the refrigerator for 1-2 hours to set.

Whipped Cream

  • When you are ready to serve pie, mix whipped cream, confectioners sugar, and vanilla in a clean and cooled bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whip until fluffy, about 3 minutes. (Can also use a hand-held mixer)
  • Scoop onto cooled lemon pie and serve immediately. (If using lemon zest as a garnish, add before serving.)

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