By Kittencalskitchen on January 05, 2005
Photo by icynorth
Photo by icynorth
"A pie so good it is worthy of selling in a bakery! prep time includes the refrigeration time --- see my Kittencal's No-Fail Buttery Flaky Pie Pastry/Crust"
Serving Size: 1 (199 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"So I've been gleaning from this site for several years now, and have never posted a review before. BUT, this pie was SO good, I'm "coming out of lurkdom" to give it yet another 5-star rating. Out of 11 people in my family, it gets 11 "thumbs-up". I topped it with sweetened whipped cream (cause I was in a sweets-making mood last night so had it made up for another recipe), and we used a different pie crust recipe just because that's the one my son is used to using. Our pies came out darker even though we did use the food coloring, because I only use turbinado sugar and it is naturally brown. I've noted our copy of the recipe so we won't waste food coloring again. I also didn't have any cornstarch, so we used flour instead (the conversion for that is 2x as much flour as cornstarch called for); this worked just fine. Since we used the whipped cream on top instead of the "reserved" cream cheese mixture, my daughter used some of that on her bagel for breakfast this morning and the combo is absolutely amazing! We will definitely be using this recipe again-- time after time! Thanks so much, Kitten (by the way, yours is one of my 'trusted names" when I'm recipe-hunting ;) )."
"Made this for Christmas Eve. YUMMY!!! Used graham cracker crust as suggested below. Only thing I didn't like was I forgot I had leftovers...didn't taste the same after 2 days. Top was a little rubbery...so I suggest eating it all in 1 day!!"
"Very delicious! I had no problems with it thickening up. I used a graham cracker crust due to personal preference. Thanks for this awesome pie!"
"This is a favorful delicious recipe. It was really easy to make, however I made your crust recipe also and messed it up by rolling the crust to thick. The filling was wonderful....crust alittle tough (my error). I think ythe recipe for crust would be plenty for a deep dish or larger pie pan ( I used 9"). Will definitely be making again in the future! Thanks KITTENCAL !"
"This was the best lemon pie I ever tasted! The lemon filling came together really quick (under one minute once it started boiling). It was time consuming but well worth it! Really the only hard part was squeezing the lemons since I don't have a juicer at the moment. Thanks for another great recipe!"
"I was very close to throwing this away last night. First of all the filling over filled the pie crust, I used a no bake graham cracker crust. I ended up having to scoop out some of the cream cheese and lemon filling after this my pie looked like a mess. Also it's very lemony. Even the cream cheese mixture was lemony. I decided to let it set overnight in the fridge. The next day I whipped up more whip cream topping and covered the pie. This made it presentable. Wow! It was surprisingly good, still very lemony but my dad loved it. Was even talking about selling some at a yard sale."
"This pie is worth the effort! I tried it last month for a birthday party and will now make it for Thanksgiving and Christmas every year! It is the only pie that is worthy to serve alongside my moms pumpkin pie recipe. I used to buy a lemon cream pie from bakers square, this is even better. This pie is deserving of the five star rating."
"OMG!!! this was so amazing you cant just have only one piece! it was so good i had have 2 slices LOL thank u so much im so gonna make this again"
"This was the absolute best pie ever! I made it for a bake sale and it was a huge hit! Plus, I LOVED it! And I usually don't even like lemon anything!"
"When I see Kittencal on this site I assume it is a good recipe. This did not disappoint. It was fairly easy, very lemony, and pretty to behold. This is easier than a lemon meringue, but you get all the tart and creamy goodness. My one slight complaint with my pie was that the lemon layer did not set quite as firm as I had hoped so slicing was a bit messy. The flavor to a true lemon lover made this a non-issue in the long run though."
"Flawless! I was so nervous to make this pie but it was really easy and the taste was out of this world! Thank you so much Kitten!"
"What a great pie! I made this for a potluck at work and everyone loved it, including the guy that doesn't like pie. I did make one slight change and that was to use a graham cracker crust instead of a regular pie crust. For any beginners out there, don't be intimidated by the recipe it is super easy to do!
I also think I can use the two separate fillings for other purposes! The cream cheese one would make a great fruit dip."
"Wowzaa! Super delish! I knew it would be, Kittencalskitchen's recipe always rock! Super easy, made exactly as directed and it came out perfectly. Will make this often."
"Good pie!! Made exactly as directed, easy to make, just took a bit of effort."
"Very Luscious! A great hit! Double recipe for cake pan size or use a spring load pan! Try gingersnaps ground up with a bit of sugar and butter for crust...yummy"
"OMG. After being concered with lack of egg yolks for this recipe, i just went ahead and made it as noted. It is the best I have ever tasted. It took about 10 min to come to boil/thicken, but just be patient. It is well worth it. It is tart and sweet at the same time. Would be awesome for squares. I just made raspberry turnovers and put some warm lemon over them. Everyone is raving and asking for more.Will double to make pie next time. This is a keeper and a Christmas recipe. Thank you soooo much. All others are too sweet/tart."
"This is my favorite pie ever, I think. It couldn't be better. I made exactly as directed, except that I added some lemon extract because it was sitting in front of me, and I didn't take the time to garnish with the extra cream cheese mixture. I just put a dollop of whipped cream on top and died and went to heaven."
"I just tried to make this pie but I think the lemon filling has something missing from the recipe. It never thickened up for me and after looking at other lemon pie recipies they all have egg yolks in them. I would like to try this one again, please let me know if the recipe needs to be adjusted. Thank you!"
"Awesome LEMON pie! Too bad EVERYONE will not get a taste of this pie AT LEAST once in a lifetime! We have a dear family friend who is NOT a "chocoholic" like me... he loves lemon pie. I made this for him... and others in a supper club group... but mostly just for HIM! A year ago... and they are still talking about it, requesting that I do it for the group again! (I have done it for myself since then... just selfish, I guess. LOL) This pie is an effort... but WELL WORTH the effort. Make it with love for someone you know who LOVES lemon pie! It ALMOST makes me forget about chocolate! In all fairness, a good Key Lime Pie has a nearly equivalent effect on me... but this IS the lemon pie for the occasion that calls for "making a statement!""