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Fast Luscious Lemon Pie


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 6 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  • 2. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and lemon zest. Gently stir in lemon juice. Cool to room temperature. Fold in sour cream and whipped cream. Pour into pastry shell. Chill for at least 1 hour before cutting.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 490 calories, 31g fat (17g saturated fat), 235mg cholesterol, 198mg sodium, 48g carbohydrate (29g sugars, 0 fiber), 5g protein.


Average Rating: 5
  • NoLa21
    Aug 14, 2013

    This pie lives up to its name: luscious! My mother first spotted this recipe in TOH over 10 years ago, and it has been a favorite ever since. Her spin: Instead of using a regular pie shell, she made a hard meringue shell using the egg whites that are left over from the recipe. Try it!

  • mdbishop
    Nov 20, 2010
    This is our very favorite pie. I make it every year for Thanksgiving at least. Usually I make 2 pies so that we will have plenty left over to enjoy for a few days. I make it just as the recipe states but I have learned that whipping the cream quite stiff helps the pie set up better.
  • lexcats6
    Nov 13, 2010

    I'm not a lemon fan, but this was out of this world! I made this for my shop and everyone loved it! It's now my dad's favorite pie! It seems weird, but it works out in the end and yum, yum!

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