Depression Lemon Pie

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by conniecooks

My granmother made this. It melts in your mouth .

Top Review by Montana Heart Song

I am looking for economical easy pie recipes. This fits the criteria. I did not use all of the lemon zest as the recipe stated, but three long strips of zest, cut in small lengths. I also did not make the meringue. We like cool whip or whipped cream on top. This was so creamy and lemoney. It was quick using the microwave for the water. I did prebake the crust a little so it would not get soggy. I also wrapped the edges of the crust with foil to prevent extra browning. Thanks for posting.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Break crustless bread into small pieces to make 1 1/2 Cups.
  2. Add butter and pour boiling water on top. Let stand 10 minutes.
  3. Mix sugar and cornstarch, add beaten egg yolks, juice and zest.
  4. Pour over bread and stir until creamy.
  5. Pour into pieshell and bake at 400 until crust is golden brown and filling is set. About 15 to 20 minutes.
  6. Cover with meringue made by beating 2 egg whites till foamy and gradually adding 4 Tbsp of sugar.
  7. Bake in 325 oven till lightly browned.

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