Sugartime Lemon Pie Recipe
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Sugartime Lemon Pie Recipe

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I knew just what to serve for dessert at the theme party I gave for my sister's birthday. When she was growing up during the 1950s, she preferred this creamy sweet-tart treat that our mom made over any kind of cake. -Judy Nix, Toccoa, Georgia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:6-8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 6-8 servings


  • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 20 squares)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 cans (14 ounces each) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 2 to 3 drops yellow food coloring, optional
  • Whipped topping, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 298 calories, 13g fat (8g saturated fat), 37mg cholesterol, 220mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


  1. In a bowl, combine cracker crumbs, sugar and butter; press onto the bottom and up the sides of an ungreased 9-in. pie plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. For filling, in a bowl, whisk milk and lemon juice until smooth. Add lemon peel and food coloring if desired. Pour into crust. Refrigerate for 3-4 hours. Garnish with whipped topping if desired. Yield: 6-8 servings.
Originally published as Sugartime Lemon Pie in Taste of Home October/November 2002, p39

Sweet White Wine

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

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larmon User ID: 5356555 53849
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2010

"Just the way my mother made it as a kid. YUMMM!"

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