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Lemon Pie

Luscious Lemon Pie (No Bake recipe)

Lemon Pie brings a bright dessert moment to ANY day, especially when it's this easy to make. Enjoy this sunny pie any time of the year.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Pie Cooling Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 326kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • 1 Pre-prepared Graham cracker crust 10 inch/9 oz size
  • ¾ cup Granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup Cornstarch
  • 2 cups Half and Half
  • 2 tablespoons Lemon zest about 2 large lemons
  • 3/4 cup fresh Lemon juice about 3 large lemons
  • 3 large Egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons cold Butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Whipped cream for topping

Optional Garnish ideas

  • lemon slices
  • lemon zest
  • fresh mint


  • In a medium non-reactive saucepan combine the sugar, cornstarch, half and half, lemon zest, and lemon juice over medium-high heat, stirring often, until mixture starts to bubble.
  • Once simmering, turn heat down to medium and cook for an additional 1 minute, whisking constantly. NOTE: set a timer for 1 minute and DO NOT OVER COOK. Mixture should be thickened, creamy, and reduced in size (by about a 1/3). Remove saucepan from heat.
  • ‘Temper’ egg yolks by adding a spoonful of hot lemon mixture in to the egg yolks. Stirring constantly to incorporate. Repeat with one additional spoonful, stirring constantly; add the tempered eggs into lemon mixture.
  • Return pan to stovetop on medium heat and cook for an additional 90 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Take pan off heat and stir in butter and vanilla.
  • Once the butter is melted, pour lemon mixture into prepared graham cracker crust.
  • Cool pie in the refrigerator for a minimum of 2 hours
  • Once cooled, garnish with whipped cream, lemon slices, lemon zest, and/or fresh mint.



Calories: 326kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 99mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 133mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 394IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg