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Lemon Supreme Pie Recipe

Lemon Supreme Pie Recipe

A friend and I often visit a local restaurant for pie and coffee. When they stopped carrying our favorite, I got busy in the kitchen and created this version, which we think tastes even better! The combination of the cream cheese and tart lemon is wonderful. —Jana Beckman, Wamego, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min. + chilling YIELD:6-8 servings


  • Frozen deep-dish pie shell
  • 1-1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/4 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 4 to 5 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 11 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1-1/2 cups whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • 1. Preheat oven to 450°. Line unpricked pie shell with a double thickness of heavy-duty foil. Bake 8 minutes. Remove foil; bake 5 minutes longer. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. For lemon filling, combine 3/4 cup granulated sugar, cornstarch and salt in a small saucepan. Stir in water until smooth. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat; add remaining sugar. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly, 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in butter, lemon peel and food coloring, if desired. Gently stir in lemon juice. Cool to room temperature, about 1 hour.
  • 3. For cream cheese filling, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping and lemon juice. Refrigerate 1/2 cup for garnish. Spread remaining cream cheese mixture into pie shell; top with lemon filling. Refrigerate overnight.
  • 4. Cut a small hole in the tip of a pastry bag or in a corner of a food-safe plastic bag; insert a #21 star tip. Transfer reserved cream cheese mixture to bag. Pipe stars onto pie. Refrigerate. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 481 calories, 24g fat (14g saturated fat), 51mg cholesterol, 373mg sodium, 64g carbohydrate (43g sugars, trace fiber), 4g protein

Reviews for Lemon Supreme Pie

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Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"This is an excellent recipe. I used my own 10 pie crust and did not save any of the cream cheese mixture for garnish. Also next time Id will use 1 Tbs. less cornstarch in the lemon portion. When the pie

cooled the topping was a little stiff. Very lemony flavor,"

Reviewed May. 31, 2016

"I loved this pie! I used my own crust, and I didn't reserve a 1/2 cup of the cream layer for garnishing I kept it in the pie, which I'm glad I did because it didn't seem like it was enough to fill the pie if I didn't. I served it with whipped cream as a garnish instead, but it doesn't even need it. I also added a teaspoon of lemon zest to the cream filling as well."

Reviewed Mar. 14, 2016

"This recipe is quite good, but like some other people mine looks nothing like the picture. I ended up with about as much lemon filling as cream cheese filling; way more than pictured. I also experienced the weird slimy liquidy layer on top of the pie after a day in the fridge. Weird. But it tastes great and is super easy to make! This one is definitely a keeper."

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

"My family went crazy over this pie. They are requesting it again for Christmas."

Reviewed Jun. 14, 2015

"Good recipe but added a few changes to make it great. 1. Don't use a pre made base. Use 250g of crushed digestives (17 biscuits), put in bag then demolish with a rolling pin. Pop it in a bowl then add 110g of melted butter mixing then push into a removable base tin then place in oven at 160 for 8 minutes. 2. Once you have made the lemon topping sive the sauce and remove all the disgusting lumpy gelatine created my the cornflour and bin it. 3. Use real whipped cream."

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"I love Taste of Home recipes!"

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"Lovin_it, real whipped cream is always better and will totally work. I agree with you completely. Aside from the hydrogenated oils, "whipped topping" also eats fake eyelashes. True story."

Reviewed Feb. 21, 2015

"Why are we still using Hydrogenated oil (whipped topping )? I would think Heavy whipping cream would be better. Has anyone tried it?"

Reviewed Feb. 11, 2015

"This was soooo good. The cheesecake filing needed about 4 to 5 teaspoons more of lemon juice to taste, and I halved the cheesecake filing recipe and doubled the lemon filing. I had way too much of the lemon filling and still way more than I needed of the cheesecake filing. Over all though, I used the leftovers to make a second pie and two custard cups. I can't wait to eat this and share with my friends. Fresh lemons really made the difference I think in the rich flavor of the pie, so I highly recommend that. THANK YOU for this recipe!!!!"

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

"My husband likes this refreshing pie. I have used other toppings over the cream cheese filling."

Reviewed Apr. 27, 2014

"This was wonderful! The method of cooking the pie shell didn't quite work out for me (cracked and done way before last 5 mins was up). Next time I will bake the way I usually do. Other than that, no changes."

Reviewed Apr. 21, 2014

"I made this for Easter dinner and it was WONDERFUL! The only change I made was to cook the lemon layer in the microwave. I will definitely make this again the taste is rich and good and it was easy to prepare. I also plan to use the lemon topping in a couple of recipes which call for lemon pie filling.


Reviewed Apr. 8, 2014

"I'm not sure what I did wrong. I am a good baker, and I followed the recipe exactly, measuring everything. However, the topping turned out 3 times higher than the picture, and the bottom was lower. Not sure what went wrong. Also, the topping thickened very fast, before I added the last sugar. I didn't have to cook it anymore after that."

Reviewed Apr. 7, 2014

"Thank you for this recipe it is almost identical to the Lemon Lush Pie at Bake-N-Broil Restaurant in Long Beach CA, but they add a layer of finely chopped pecans on top of the crust - which keeps it from becoming soggy - this takes the recipe from super good to divine."

Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

"This Is A Keeper Lemon Pie recipe.

Very yummy n the tartness is perfect with the creamy layer. A perfect pie for an ending to a heavy filling meal. It's truly a 5 star pie in all areas!! Ty Toh for sharing it."

Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

"our newest favorite... loved it!!!"

Reviewed Nov. 30, 2013

"I tried this for the 1st time. Was easy to make, and it was a hit with everyone at our home for thanksgiving. I even beat out my sister aka Martha Stewart. Lol"

Reviewed Sep. 14, 2013

"I made this yesterday in a bar form. It looked beautiful when i put it in the fridge. When i took it out to cut it today it had a lot of liquid on the top that I had to drain off. It tasted great but the top layer was sliding off the cream cheese. What did I do wrong."

Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

"The perfect lemon pie! I'd make this over a merigue pie any day! Everyone loved it!"

Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

"One of my very first recipes to try when Toh first got started. It has remained a favorite of mine."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2012

"This pie is now a family fav. Every one dying for me to make this again. So this christmas in most def. will be on my table."

Reviewed Nov. 24, 2012

"I made this pie for my Carmelite nameday & it became a favorite for everyone who tried it. My brother-in-law said it's the first lemon pie he had that tasted like lemon--all the others he tried were so sweet that he couldn't taste the lemon! It was the tartness that won people's raves. Great pie!"

Reviewed Oct. 4, 2012

"I am a huge fan of lemon pie..But this recipe is more than your run of the mill lemon pie..its over the top with goodness..I have made this for catering, potlucks, dinners, etc..and every time it is served..rave reviews. Thanks for this great recipe. Its the best !!!"

Reviewed Jul. 12, 2012

"The best pie I have ever made! The lemon filling is creamy and perfect especially mixed with the cream cheese filling! I will never make a lemon meringue pie again. Yummy."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

"if possible i would have given this 100 is the best lemon pie ever."

Reviewed Jun. 19, 2012

"I used a graham cracker crust instead of a regular pie crust (thought it would go nicely with the cream cheese) and it was delicious. Also, instead of reserving some of the cream cheese filling for garnish, I used it all in the pie and garnished with sweetened whipped cream to balance out the tartness of the lemony layers. Excellent!!"

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2012

"This is a favorite at family gatherings. Tastes just like a bakery. The only change was the whipped topping, if I going to go through the trouble to make a pie from scratch, I'm going to use real whipped cream"

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

"Absolutely wonderful pie. Everyone who tries it wants it again and again."

Reviewed Apr. 26, 2011

"my daughter has made this for years and we all love it. my granddaughter and i made it for easter and we'll definitely make it again."

Reviewed Apr. 19, 2011

"I made this recipe from your June/July 1998 issue this evening. The lemon filling didn't thicken even after cooking 8 minutes. I noticed your recipe on your website reduced the sugar by 1/4 cup and also the lemon juice to 1/2 cup. I had to toss my filling and make as the recipe shows on your website. So will have to wait and see if it thickens."

Reviewed Jan. 20, 2010

"I'm so excited to get this recipe. My mom and I used to go to a restaurant when I lived in California called Bakers Square just for this pie (20+ years ago). Unfortunately they closed down and I haven't had it since. It was my FAVORITE pie of all time. Thank you for sharing it. Donna Lefurgey, Chino Valley, AZ"

Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

"This is a really good lemon pie, one of our favorites!"

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

"So easy to make and just the right balance of tart and sweet!"

Reviewed Jun. 2, 2009

"This is one of the best pie recipes there is! Everyone asks for the recipe every time I make it. It is simply addicting! PiNK_ND"

Reviewed Aug. 20, 2008 Edited Jan. 9, 2012

"Soooooo good. Tastes just like the pie we get at bakers square, but not anymore, because now I can make it! Thanks for such a great recipe."

Reviewed Jun. 28, 2008

" I am in on this one.... Make one up and send my way, please!!!!

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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