Grammy Mae's Luscious Lemon Pie

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 20 mins

Grammy Mae used to sell these pies out her back door to a stream of customers every Saturday.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Crust: Mix first three ingredients until the texture resembles corn meal.
  2. Beat one egg in a 1 cup measuring cup.
  3. Fill cup with water to make 1 full cup.
  4. Mix well, chill for 15 minutes.
  5. Roll out 4 crusts for deep dish pies.
  6. Place in deep dish pie pan.
  7. Crimp edges to rim of pan and prick dough with a fork until the crust is covered w/ punctures.
  8. Bake at 425 F for 18 minutes or until browned (Freeze the unused crusts for later use).
  9. Filling: Mix yolks and sugar/cornstarchl in a heavy bottomed sauce pan until lemon colored.
  10. Slowly add lemon juice, zest, butter and hot water.
  11. Cook over medium heat until thick (Stir constantly).
  12. Set aside until cooled.
  13. Pour filling into baked pie shell.
  14. Marshmellow Meringue: Beat all ingredients until soft peaks form.
  15. Pour over filled pie and bake at 400 degrees F until browned.
  16. Watch closely as this doesn't take long.


Most Helpful

What a delicious pie! I made this pie to serve on Memorial Day along with BBQ burgers, potato salad and baked beans. The pie got lots of compliments. The lemon filling came out a little runny, but I think I probably should have cooked it a little longer. It had a delicious flavor! The meringue turned out wonderfully! I usually don't do good with meringue, but it turned out beautifully! I will definitely try this pie again and cook the filling a little longer. I will also use this meringue recipe on other pies that call for meringue! It's a keeper! Thanks Barbara!!!

Kim D. May 28, 2002

I had an unfilled pie crust on my counter for 2 days so I was willing to fill it with anything that sounded good! I made the filling and added an extra teaspoon of cornstarch and cooked the filling until it was REALLY thick. Just before it cooled completely in the saucepan I poured it over into my abandoned crust. The Marshmallow Meringue is the best that I have ever made! So easy & delicious....I still can't believe I made a meringue so beautiful! This recipe will definitely replace my old lemon meringue pie standby. Thank you!!!!

smoke alarm jr July 17, 2003

Well I think I messed up cause I was 1 egg yoke so I short only used 4 I added a bit extra corn starch to compensate and it just didnt get thick enough. But I just thought it was a bit to sweet. Maybe next I will add more corn starch and double the lemon zest.

dageret November 23, 2004

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