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Layered Lemon Pies Recipe
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Layered Lemon Pies Recipe

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My sister shared this recipe with me and it is simply delicious. The secret to the great flavor is using fresh lemon juice. —Nanette Sorensen, Taylorsville, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. + chilling
MAKES:20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 55 min. + chilling
MAKES: 20 servings

Ingredients

  • Pastry for two single-crust pies (9 inches)
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cold water
  • 3 egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • SECOND LAYER:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant lemon pudding mix
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 carton (16 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 428 calories, 21 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 321 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 450°. Line two 9-in. pie plates with pastry; trim and flute edges. Line unpricked pastry with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5-7 minutes longer or until golden brown. Cool on wire racks.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine sugar, cornstarch and salt. Stir in water until smooth. Cook and stir over medium-high heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat.
  3. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to pan, stirring constantly. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir 2 minutes longer. Remove from heat. Gently stir in lemon juice, butter, lemon peel, extract and food coloring if desired. Cool to room temperature without stirring. Spread lemon mixture into crusts. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm.
  4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Gradually beat in milk. Add pudding mix; beat 2 minutes longer. Let stand 2 minutes or until soft-set. Gently spread into pies. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set.
  5. For topping, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over tops of pies. Refrigerate until set. Yield: 2 pies (10 servings each).
Originally published as Layered Lemon Pies in Taste of Home February/March 2010, p22

Nutritional Facts

1 piece equals 428 calories, 21 g fat (13 g saturated fat), 68 mg cholesterol, 321 mg sodium, 56 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 4 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

Reviews for Layered Lemon Pies(58)

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Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

My absolute favorite lemon pie recipe! This tastes just like a lemon truffle pie I enjoyed at a bakery quite some time ago and have been hungry for ever since! I love the fact that it makes two pies. I've also found out that they freeze quite well which is great for making ahead when you company is coming. This is hands-down the best lemon pie I've ever made or eaten!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 24, 2014

Yum, Yum! I cut this recipe in half and only made one pie for our Easter Brunch, it was such a hit I kicked myself for not making two. My husband who claims to be an expert on Lemon pies said "That this was the best lemon pie he had ever had, and that I could make it for him anytime I wanted!" Others at our Easter feast loved it too. I'll definitely be making this again and again. Thank you Taste of Home and Thank you Nannette for sharing your sister's recipe! Lynne in Stoughton

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Reviewed Mar. 30, 2014

This site needs a way to cut recipes in half, two pies maybe to much for some people.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

This pie is freakishly delicious. Every time I serve it I have printed copies ready because I know I'm going to be asked. I moved to Mexico and most of my 2000 plus cookbooks are in storage but I made sure this made the trip south of the border. Thanks Nanette you did good.

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Reviewed Aug. 18, 2013

I married into a pie eating family, and this has become everyone's favorite pie... which is kind of a big deal! I make them all the time!

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