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Lemon Cream Pie!

by Christa on October 2, 2009

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This is FINALLY the last of my family’s September birthdays! My mother’s birthday is on the last day of September, but we will be celebrating tonight! I was showing her some of my favorite blogs, one of which is http://wwwbunnysovencom.blogspot.com/ .
She saw herLemon Cream Pie recipe, and had to have it! So about two hours later… VWA- LAA! (s/p?! hehe)

***Warning… do not read the recipe if you are on any sort of a diet. Because trust me, you’ll blow it on this one! (But it’s well worth running that extra mile the day after!)
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Lemon Cream Pie


1 1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup cornstarch
2 cups half-and-half
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 lemon, zest of
6 egg yolks
1 1/2 cups sour cream
1 baked pie shell


  1. In a saucepan, mix sugar, cornstarch, half-and-half, butter, lemon juice and zest, and egg yolks.
  2. Stir over medium heat until mixture thickens and boils.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Add sour cream and mix well.
  5. Pour filling into pie shell.
  6. Cover with plastic wrap and cool at room temperature until set

Mini Baker Flakey Pie Crust:

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 teaspoon fine salt
3 tablespoons granulated white sugar
1/4 cup vegetable shortening, cold
12 tablespoons butter, (1 1/2 sticks) cold and cubed
1/4 cup to 1/2 cup ice water

  1. In a large mixing bowl, sift together the flour, salt and sugar.
  2. Add the shortening and break it up with your hands as you start to coat it all up with the flour. Add the cold butter cubes and work it into the flour with your hands or a pastry cutter. Work it quickly, so the butter doesn’t get too soft, until the mixture is crumbly, like very coarse cornmeal.
  3. Add the ice water, a little at a time, until the mixture comes together forming a dough. Bring the dough together into a ball. When it comes together stop working it otherwise the dough will get over-worked and tough.
  4. Divide the dough in half and flatten it slightly to form a disk shape. Wrap each disk in plastic and chill in the fridge for at least 2 hours.
  5. On a floured surface roll each disk out into a 10 to 11-inch circle to make a 9-inch pie.
  6. Bake pie crust for 12-15 minutes (of until lightly browned) 350 degree oven.

And of course… I had to make some minis!(No crust, for those of us trying to watch our carbs!)

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{ 50 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather October 2, 2009 at 5:50 pm

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm glad I found yours, too πŸ™‚ I love lemon cream pie and this one is beautiful!


Lauryn October 2, 2009 at 6:02 pm

My mom loves lemon and key lime desserts too! I made my mom a lemon tart a few months ago that she flipped for. The recipe is on my blog, you should check it out. Your pie absolutely amazing!


VeggieGirl October 2, 2009 at 6:04 pm



Lemonade Makin' Mama October 2, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Oh you're right, you DO have those cute bangs girl!!! I knew I liked you.

Oh and this lemon pie… I will dream about this thing.

Being partial to all things lemon, and all…

Blessings this weekend,


Barbara Bakes October 2, 2009 at 6:46 pm

This reminds me of the yummy Sour Cream Lemon pie at Marie Calenders, only better!


George Gaston October 2, 2009 at 7:46 pm

Mini… you are definitely a creative wizard at making exceptional pies. And this one looks marvelous.

Happy Birthday to your mom and enjoy!


Monica H October 2, 2009 at 8:07 pm

This looks so good! I would love a mini pie- it looks perfect. Happy birthday to your mom!


Clements Family October 2, 2009 at 8:36 pm

That looks beautiful-and delish! I love all things lemon!


Adam October 4, 2009 at 1:09 am

Sign me up for the mini no-crusts πŸ™‚ I saw the recipe and my mouth dropped at the half and half. It half dropped, and half again haha πŸ™‚

I will say all things in moderation though… and 40 minutes on the treadmill πŸ™‚


Leslie October 4, 2009 at 2:22 am

Diet? What diet? There is no such thing as a diet when looking at this pie!!


Mary October 4, 2009 at 6:16 pm

My word, but this looks gorgeous. You are a temptress. Have a great day.


Jelli Bean October 5, 2009 at 1:22 am

This looks like exactly the thing I need to convince my husband to do just about anything I ask of him. I bought lemons Saturday, and the only thing on his mind is lemon meringue pie. I believe that this recipe will be even better!


Cheryl October 5, 2009 at 3:26 pm

Oh my gosh, that looks so amazing, and professional and beautiful!


Danielle October 5, 2009 at 10:53 pm

your lemon cream pie is beautiful!! I think I gained 10 lbs just reading the ingredients ;). I can't wait for a special occassion to try it.


Cinnamon-Girl Reeniβ™₯ October 6, 2009 at 12:34 am

This is so gorgeous!! I bet it was incredibly delicious – although I would hate cutting into it! I'm so glad you found me so I could find you – and all your yumminess!


Gala October 6, 2009 at 12:57 am

looks gorgeous! Thank you for your kind comment πŸ™‚


Rose October 6, 2009 at 1:50 am

Howdy, thanks for stopping by my blog and for your lovely comment.
The lemon cream pie looks great. Ive got a lemon cheesecake recipe ive been meaning to make for a while. I love lemony sweets like this.
Everything on your blog looks so yummy!



Cupcakes with Nic October 6, 2009 at 2:42 am

Thanks for stopping my blog — I love yours! So glad I found it — you have about five million recipes that I will have to try! Awesome πŸ™‚


Elra October 6, 2009 at 4:11 am

No … no… I don't have the word "DIET" in my vocabulary. Will eat half of these my self. Delicious!


Pam October 6, 2009 at 5:15 am

I love any kind of lemon dessert – this pie and those minis are calling my name.


Sweet and Savory October 6, 2009 at 5:39 am

I had no idea anyone could make something with lemon that beautiful. I bet it is a delight to eat also.


Ingrid October 6, 2009 at 1:24 pm

Yum, I love lemon-y desserts! Your pie looks terrific! You did a great job on piping the whipped cream.

Btw, thanks for visiting my blog and commenting!


Gloria October 6, 2009 at 1:55 pm

I love lemon merengue pie and yours look really amazing!!!! Is my favorite Pie.

I love your blog dear Mini baker!!! gloria


Kate at Serendipity October 6, 2009 at 5:00 pm

Holy citrus, Batman! Get me outta here! …but not before I snag a piece of this pie. YUM! Thanks for this recipe. It WILL get used in my house!


Maria October 6, 2009 at 6:19 pm

Thanks for following our blog! Glad I found yours. Love this dessert!


Barbara October 6, 2009 at 7:58 pm

There is nothing I like better than lemon anything. I love the idea of sour cream in the pie. Those minis would be the end of me! Your photos are wonderful and very tempting!


Eliana October 6, 2009 at 8:42 pm

This cake looks perfect – even with all the fat!


How To Eat A Cupcake October 6, 2009 at 10:47 pm

Ok 3 things… 1, the pie looks totally delicious! 2, where did you get the dishes for your minis? and 3, how do you make that pretty decoration around the pie with the whipped cream? it looks so neat!


Leslie October 6, 2009 at 11:43 pm

Thanks for your sweet comment on my cookie Tip post!


CaSaundraLeigh October 7, 2009 at 12:41 am

I just stumbled across your blog and I am so inspired by how you turned your passion of baking into a business–that is my future dream!! I am always looking for new companies to feature on my blog to spread the word, so if you ever need a taste tester, just holler! πŸ™‚


Ferni's Food October 7, 2009 at 1:09 am

That pie is absolutely beautiful and looks so delicious!!!! Yummy I am jealous of whoever got to eat it!


Deborah October 7, 2009 at 2:21 am

I cannot resist a lemon pie, and this one looks AMAZING!


Justin October 7, 2009 at 2:57 am

this looks great — thanks for the warning


Bunny October 7, 2009 at 3:00 am

Oh this is so pretty and you can bet with those ingredients it GOOD!!


Cupcakes with Nic October 7, 2009 at 3:17 am

PS You have a special surprise on my blog — check it out πŸ™‚


Grace October 7, 2009 at 1:51 pm

i like lemon pie, but so often it's contaminated with a nasty meringue. i like your version. i like it a lot. πŸ™‚


Valerie October 7, 2009 at 6:35 pm

It looks perfectly delicious, like your other creations on your blog. Yum!


CookiePie October 8, 2009 at 2:59 am

WOW – what a gorgeous pie — looks so professional!


Sharon October 8, 2009 at 3:51 am

I'm so glad you found me so that now I can drool over your delicious creations! I would certainly snub any diet for a bite of this!


Kristin October 8, 2009 at 1:08 pm

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I'm jealous you started a baking business – I'd love to do that one day. This pie looks delicious…I may be making this for Thanksgiving this year.


Karine October 9, 2009 at 8:52 am

Wowow you did a great job with this lemon pie! It sounds amazing πŸ™‚


Simply Life October 10, 2009 at 8:58 pm

That pie looks incredible!


Sophie October 11, 2009 at 5:34 pm

MMMMMMMMMMMM,….your lemon cream pie looks just georgous!! Awesome!!

Superb even!! MMMMMMMMM,….


Little Miss Baker October 13, 2009 at 1:08 am

The Crust is the best part πŸ™‚ hehe LOVE this! nice work.


Angie's Recipes October 13, 2009 at 8:02 am

What a lovely lemony pie!
Angie's Recipes


Miranda October 13, 2009 at 11:06 am

This is my husbands favorite pie! This is beautiful. You are very very talented!!


Lucy October 13, 2009 at 6:18 pm

I'm so pleased I'm not on a diet right now: I can admire this joyfully! The only problem now is I dont have a gorgeous slice of this pie with me πŸ™‚


Hilary October 14, 2009 at 12:37 pm

Thanks for following my blog, Mini Baker. I've just been to your website and I'm drooling – your menu looks delicious!


Kristin October 14, 2009 at 2:21 pm

What I wouldn't give for one of those minis right about now. YUM!


A Feast for the Eyes October 30, 2009 at 3:03 pm

I really need to bake. I think I'm inundated with pumpkin recipes, but lemon is a favorite. I like this recipe, because it's a little different than a lemon meringue pie. Yep, I think this one is moving high on my list! While I blog a lot about food, I do enjoy baking. I just have to give most of it away!


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