Lemon Cream Pie

READY IN: 24hrs 7mins
Recipe by Kittencalrecipezazz

Plan ahead the lemon curd needs to chill for a minimum of 4 hours or up to 2 days. A vanilla crumb, graham or chocolate crumb crust can be used for this pie. This pie is best prepared a day ahead to allow the lemon/cream filling to set properly or chill for a minumum of 6 hours. This pie is wonderful!

Top Review by HawaiianChef

Great pie. Lemon flavor and texture were spot on. I used crust from recipe #134190, from the original Fanny Farmer cookbook. Really enjoyed this.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium heavy saucepan combine the eggs, sugar and zest; whisk the mixture until smooth.
  2. Add in lemon juice and butter and cook the mixture over medium heat whisking constantly until thickened, about 7-9 minutes (do not let the mixture come to a boil).
  3. Pour the lemon curd through a fine mesh strainer into a glass bowl; cover the surface with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 4 hours until it is cold and thick (can be made up to 2 days in advance).
  4. In a medium size bowl using an electric mixer whip the cream until soft peaks form.
  5. Gently fold the whipping cream into the lemon curd, then transfer into the prepared pie shell.
  6. Cover the pie with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the filling is completely set (a minimum of at least 6 hours or overnight).

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