Lemon Cake Pie

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 10m
Ready In

Recipe: #2080

November 06, 2011

"From Sunset cookbook. I love this! It's my favorite pie. You get a lemon curd on the bottom and a thin lemon cake on the top but it pours into the pie crust all mixed up! Please use fresh squeezed lemon juice. If you love lemon desserts, you'll love this!"

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (105.5 g)
  • Calories 256.9
  • Total Fat - 6.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 2 g
  • Cholesterol - 66.4 mg
  • Sodium - 134.5 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 47.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.9 g
  • Sugars - 37.9 g
  • Protein - 3.3 g
  • Calcium - 27.6 mg
  • Iron - 0.6 mg
  • Vitamin C - 4.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Put rack on lowest position in oven. Preheat oven to 375.

Step 2

In a medium bowl, stir together melted butter and sugar. Stir in flour, salt, lemon peel and lemon juice.

Step 3

In a small bowl, beat egg yolks with milk until well blended, stir into lemon mixture.

Step 4

In another medium sized bowl, beat egg whites with an electric mixer until they hold distinct but moist peaks. Gently fold egg whites into lemon mixture. (Don't mix it too much.).

Step 5

Pour filling into pie crust. *I always end up with more filling than will fit in the pie crust so I put it in a couple ceramic ramekins and cook it along with the pie.

Step 6

Bake on the lowest rack of the oven until the top is browned and the center jiggles only slightly when pan is gently shaken (45-55 minutes). If the crust begins to brown excessively, drape it with foil.

Step 7

Let cool before serving. But it's good warm too! Yummy with whipped cream.

Tips & Variations

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Delicious light lemon flavor. Somewhat like a lemon pie, but w/o the merinque. The amount does make a touch more than the pie shell holds, and so I did as you recommended and put the rest into a ramekin for me and DH to have after our sunday dinner. If you love the taste of lemon, you'll enjoy this recipe. Made for RecipeBook Tag~

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(19 Feb 2012)