Lemon Sponge Pie

READY IN: 50mins
Recipe by OceanIvy

This is a old, but lovely pie recipe 8)

Top Review by ChicPeaz

I made this for my MIL for her birthday -- I knew it was a favorite but I'd never tried it or made one before. She let me taste the finished pie and it was outstanding. I really like the way it separates into cake-and-custard-and-crust layers. I will definitely make it again.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 2 lemons, juiced & rind grated
  • 2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 unbaked pie shell (8 or 9 inches)


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Combine the sugar and flour; add lemon juice and rind, egg yolks, butter, and salt.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Stir in milk.
  5. Beat the egg whites until firm; fold into batter.
  6. Pour into pie crust.
  7. Bake 10 minutes, reduce temperature to 350°F; bake 30 minutes, or until pie springs back from light touch.
  8. Cool on rack.

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