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Sugartime Lemon Pie Recipe

Sugartime Lemon Pie Recipe

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 YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 20 squares)
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • FILLING:
  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 298 calories, 13 g fat (8 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 220 mg sodium, 42 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 5 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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