Lemon Potato Pie

READY IN: 1hr 50mins
Recipe by ladypit

This is one that sounds interesting (though I haven't tried it) from Janet Reeves' "One Potato Two Potato". It is supposedly an early American dessert.

Top Review by bluemoon downunder

I can well believe that this was an early settlers' recipe: on reading the recipe and after eating it, it is much simpler in its flavours than we are accustomed to in 2006. I was interested to try it, but confess to having wimped out a bit, and to having made a couple of C21st additions. But I did use the potato water, even though I was itching to use something tastier! The instructions were very clear. There was, however, way too much sugar for our tastes so I reduced the amount of sugar in the filling to 1/2 cup (that still seemed like a lot to me). I decided to make individual potato pies in a muffin pan. I added lemon zest to the lemon juice, and added cinnamon and nutmeg to the dark brown sugar sprinkled on top. I baked my Lemon Potato Pies for about 25 minutes, and we enjoyed them at room temperature with cream. Very lemony, but I do prefer fruit in my pies to potato, so I'm glad it's 2006 and not 1806! Thank you, ladypit, for an interestingly different recipe!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice the potatoes very thinly.
  2. Boil them in water until they are just barely tender.
  3. Remove them from the water carefully, trying not to break the slices.
  4. Save 1/4 cup of the water.
  5. Juice the lemon.
  6. Mix the lemon juice, the sugar, and the 1/4 cup of potato water together in a pan.
  7. Simmer for 5 minutes while stirring occasionally.
  8. Add the potato slices to the mixture carefully and bring to a boil.
  9. Remove the lemon/potato mix from the stove and let it cool.
  10. Meanwhile heat the oven to 425 degrees.
  11. Put the pastry into a 9 inch pan.
  12. Put the potato slices in the pastry and then pour the syrup over top.
  13. Sprinkle the top with brown sugar and dot with butter.
  14. Bake for about 15 minutes.
  15. Reduce the heat to 350 degrees and bake it for 30 to 35 minutes more.
  16. This can be served at room temperature or chilled.

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