Marie Callender's Lemon Cream Cheese PIe

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 30m
Ready In

"Found this on internet. Like to use pecan cookies and 1/4 cup butter 1 1/2 Tablespoon sugar, inplace of graham cracker crust; cream filling as is and 1 1/2 times lemon filling but I love lemon. if put crust in square or rectangle pan can cut in bars to size you like. I make with gluten free cookies"

Original recipe yields 8 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (180.1 g)
  • Calories 488.4
  • Total Fat - 35.2 g
  • Saturated Fat - 16.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 744.7 mg
  • Sodium - 388.2 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 27.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0 g
  • Sugars - 23.2 g
  • Protein - 15.5 g
  • Calcium - 114.8 mg
  • Iron - 2.1 mg
  • Vitamin C - 1.5 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.3 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven 350 degrees

Step 2

Make the crust combing graham crackers, sugar and melted butter

Step 3

Press mixture into 8 inch pie

Step 4

Prepare cream cheese filling mixing cream cheese, sugar vanilla and egg. with electric mixer. Mix well until smooth

Step 5

Pour cream cheese filling into crust and bake 30-35 minutes or center cooked. A knife inserted in middle should be mostly clean.

Step 6

As pie cools, make lemon filling in small saucepan. by combining 1/2 cup sugar with cornstarch, salt and water.

Step 7

Set mixture over low heat and simmer, stir often

Step 8

Whisk in egg yolks, then add lemon juice and butter.

Step 9

When simmers again remove immediately from heat.

Step 10

Pour lemon filling over cream cheese filling and let cool.

Step 11

When cool chill pie in refrigerator for several hours before serving.

Tips & Variations

No special items needed.


Taylor Palmer

I followed the instructions for thickening on the corn starch recipe before adding the egg yolks. Also added maybe one- two more tablespoons of lemon juice.

review by:
(16 Dec 2020)


10 stars. The sweetness of the cream cheese balances the tartness of the lemon. Very easy to make.

review by:
(25 Apr 2020)

Wayne Peters

I love lemon pie and the graham crust - wow! This recipe tastes so so good! You have to try it.

review by:
(22 Dec 2019)


One of the best lemon pies ever! I used meyer lemons as they are sweeter. DH does not like too much lemon and he found this recipe just perfect! Topped it off with a dollop of whipped cream. Will be seeing repeats for sure! UPDATE 8/1/21: this recipe has become a favvy here during the summer. Made today again and loving it! Thank you Judy for sharing.

review by:
(11 Dec 2014)