Lemon pie

Lemon pie recipe

Lemon lovers, this recipe is for you ! If you don’t have time or you’re feeling lazy ;-) you can always use an already-made pie crust… but be aware you’ll be missing something! By adding lemon zest to the crust, we give it a delicious taste… Let’s try this at home!

Preparation Time : 40 mn (+ 1h in the fridge for the crust) – Cooking Time : 50 mn

Ingredients (for 6 to 8 servings):

For the crust
2 cups (200g) of flour
4 tablespoons (60g) of sugar
1/2 cup (100g) of cold butter
1/2 non-treated lemon
1 teaspoon of vanilla powder
1 egg yolk
Baking paper
A handful of dry beans

For the pie mixture
2 1/2 non-treated lemons
4 eggs + 1 egg yolk
1 cup (200g) of sugar
5/8 cup (15 cl) of sour cream
1 tablespoon of icing/powdered sugar


Pie crust

1/ Mix flour and sugar in a salad bowl. Cut butter in small pieces, grate the 1/2 lemon zest and mixt it in the salad bowl together with vanilla and egg yolk.

2/ Rinse hands with cold water and knead mixture until all butter pieces are incorporated.

3/ Roll the crust and garnish a (greased) pie mold with it.

4/ Leave it in the fridge for 1 hour.

5/ Preheat oven to 350° F (180° C / Th 6)

6/ Put baking paper on the crust and fill it with the beans (rice could make it as well, it’s just for the weight) . Pre-bake in oven for 10 mn.

Pie mixture

7/ Clean lemons and grate zest.

8/ Beat eggs, yolk and sugar until soft. Add lemon zest and juice.

9/ Wisk sour cream well and add thoroughly to lemon mixture.

10/ Reduce oven heat to 300°F (150°C / Th 5). Take weights and baking paper off crust and fill with lemon cream.

11/ Bake in oven for 50 mn. Let it chill.

12/ Before serving, spread icing sugar on top and put it under grill for less than 1 mn. Be careful not to let it burn, it would be a shame now that all the hard work in done!

8 thoughts on “Lemon pie

  1. Sara
    12/15/2008 at 12:07 AM

    What a fabulous blog- I can tell just by looking at the recipes that we love the same type of food. And I’m not even French! I’d like to try this lemon tart and the quiche. Thanks for the add on Foodbuzz!

  2. Kate
    12/15/2008 at 2:42 AM

    I LOVE your pictures! They’re absolutely amazing. I can’t wait to try your recipes! :)

  3. Liz Stambaugh
    12/16/2008 at 2:21 PM

    I was wondering if you would ever be interested in becoming a featured publisher with Foodbuzz.com? If so please conctact me at lizstambaugh@yahoo.com

  4. Cooking Dad
    12/17/2008 at 9:08 PM

    That looks lovely! Do you take your own photographs?

  5. Abigail
    12/20/2008 at 11:35 PM

    Thanks for the Foodbuzz friend request. Your photographs and descriptions of your lovely food are making me SO hungry! I love lemon and this looks absolutely amazing.

  6. Abigail
    12/20/2008 at 11:36 PM

    By the way, I love your profile picture, too. Very creative! It made me smile. :)

  7. Rico
    12/21/2008 at 12:37 AM

    Definitely need to try to make this one…it looks and sounds sooooooooooooo tasty

  8. 04/06/2009 at 9:11 AM

    OOOOH! I just adore making lemon pie!! I just made it twice but I love it!! Yours looks great & fabulous!! i love it!! Thanks!!

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