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Creamy Lemon Pie


  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 33 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
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Ingredients

Crust:

  • 1 1/2  cups  crushed graham crackers
  • 1/3  cup  sugar
  • 6  tablespoons  butter, melted

Filling:

  • 2 cans (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk
  • 3  egg yolks
  • 2/3  cup  fresh lemon juice (about 4 to 5 lemons)
  • 1 teaspoon of lemon zest, (optional)
  • Pinch of sea salt

Whipped cream topping:

  • 1  cup  heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1  teaspoon  pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly coat a 9-inch pie plate with nonstick spray.

Graham Cracker Crust:

  1. In a bowl, combine crushed graham crackers and sugar. Stir in melted butter and mix well. Press cracker mixture into prepared pie plate. Bake 8 minutes.

Pie Filling:

  1. Meanwhile, in another bowl combine milk, egg yolks, lemon juice, lemon zest (if using) and salt. Beat on medium speed 4 minutes. Pour mixture into baked pie crust. Bake 10 minutes. Cool pie on counter for 30 minutes. Place in the refrigerator at least 2 to 3 hours to chill or preferably overnight.

Topping:

  1. Beat the cream, sugar and vanilla together until fluffy and soft peaks form. Spread the whipped cream evenly over the pie or dollop the whipped cream on slices. Garnish with fresh berries if desired.

Keywords: Pie, lemon, graham cracker crust, whipping cream

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