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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. + cooling Bake: 25 min. + chilling YIELD:8 servings


  • Pastry for deep-dish pie (9 inches)
  • 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
  • Additional frozen whipped topping, optional


  • 1. On a lightly floured surface, roll pie dough to a 1/8-in.-thick circle; transfer to a 9-in. deep dish pie plate. Trim pastry to 1/2 in. beyond rim of plate; flute edge. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  • 2. Preheat oven to 425°. Line pastry with a double thickness of foil. Fill with pie weights, dried beans or uncooked rice. Bake on a lower oven rack 20-25 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove foil and weights; bake 3-6 minutes longer or until bottom is golden brown. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 3. 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.
  • 4. For cream cheese filling, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Fold in whipped topping and lemon juice. Spread over pie shell.
  • 5. Cover cream cheese filling with lemon filling. Refrigerate entire pie overnight.
  • 6. If desired, dollop additional whipped topping over lemon filling. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 slice: 735 calories, 42g fat (26g saturated fat), 107mg cholesterol, 604mg sodium, 84g carbohydrate (48g sugars, 1g fiber), 7g protein.

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1mvv5894 User ID: 3077588 270178
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2017

"This is just a wonderful recipe. I've made it several times and it always is a hit."

slocook805 User ID: 7734059 268601
Reviewed Jun. 27, 2017

"I gave this 4 stars because of the whipped topping. I have never liked it over real whipped cream, it's easier and also lazier. Also if you can get Meyer lemons instead of regular lemons the flavor is over the top and this pie makes 6 not 8 servings."

CakenGifts User ID: 9166983 266266
Reviewed May. 24, 2017

"wah!!! I think this is the best cake which will be the best for my birthday.On my this birthday I will prefer this cake. Thanks alot!!!

On Last birthday i got such superb!!! cake from the site :"

sewsal User ID: 2105914 254100
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2016

"great pie. took another reviewer's suggestion to only put 5 Tbs corn starch and it was perfect. Also used my own crust . Very good flavor."

Mrsatj User ID: 1860234 249216
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,"

foxyhottcakes User ID: 8321657 248856
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."

theangelicious1 User ID: 8717920 245439
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."

monicabiddinger User ID: 8197078 239466
Reviewed Dec. 15, 2015

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

donmyles User ID: 8415328 227900
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."

atchison6 User ID: 5896120 221815
Reviewed Mar. 2, 2015

"I love Taste of Home recipes!"

aebwyatt User ID: 8261731 221064
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."

lovin_it User ID: 3735223 221019
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?"

purrplelady25 User ID: 7857205 220233
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!!!!"

NanZim User ID: 3929200 61432
Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

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

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 22142
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."

CiCiB User ID: 2258133 23845
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.


lisasetser0409 User ID: 5362034 202710
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."

thomsmom User ID: 2041371 202709
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."

quickneasymmm User ID: 6509971 53098
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."

Ulifleur User ID: 7720441 81960
Reviewed Mar. 27, 2014

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

Rauschk User ID: 7514547 22648
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"

rrenda31 User ID: 7406463 28490
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."

Pie_Pie_Pie User ID: 7319182 202708
Reviewed Jun. 29, 2013

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

Appy_Girl User ID: 1132413 61149
Reviewed Mar. 25, 2013

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

cookbook828 User ID: 6791047 23474
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."

Sue Zappa User ID: 1094741 28527
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!"

Halfways User ID: 1025770 28487
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 !!!"

kengrants User ID: 4608201 81924
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."

boingboing User ID: 6280186 17373
Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

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

kelseyjoy23 User ID: 6744099 61148
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!!"

pixie9999 User ID: 2561170 28525
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"

WendyHopper User ID: 1399509 53074
Reviewed Jun. 2, 2011

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

anne weaver User ID: 1470632 17371
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."

Mari-lynn User ID: 5939193 23473
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."

lefurgey User ID: 2391281 52674
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"

lucy1111 User ID: 2941351 22647
Reviewed Nov. 22, 2009

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

Leach0976 User ID: 1312961 17369
Reviewed Oct. 9, 2009

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

pkinneberg User ID: 1085653 47471
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"

pixie9999 User ID: 2561170 81922
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."

HDMac_WA User ID: 226085 81921
Reviewed Jun. 28, 2008

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

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