Return to Content

Double-Crusted Lemon Pie

by

Yield: Serves 6 to 8.

This superb lemon pie is smooth and light, with just the right hint of tartness.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup tap water
  • 1-1/2 cups boiling water
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon rind
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
  • Pastry for a doublecrust 9-inch pie (see Elaine's Pie Crust above)
  • 1-1/2 to 2 tablespoons Crisco, to brush top crust
  • 1-1/2 to 2 tablespoons milk, to brush crust
  • Sprinkling of flour; to brush top crust

Instructions:

In a medium saucepan, blend cornstarch and tap water. Add boiling water and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick and clear. Add sugar, lemon rind, and butter. Cool. Stir in eggs and lemon juice (lemons vary in size and juiciness; don't skimp). Turn into unbaked pie shell. Cover with top crust spread with Crisco, milk, and a sprinkling of flour. Make vents. Bake at 425 degrees F for 10 minutes, then at 375 degrees F for 30 minutes.

Updated Wednesday, October 3rd, 2007
Yankee Magazine Advertising

Bring New England Home
plus, get the Tablet Edition FREE!

In this issue: Summer Off the Beaten Path

  • 12 Best Places to Picinic
  • Acadian Pride in Northern Maine
  • Saying Goodbye to a Summer Home
  • Hidden Gems in the Upper CT Valley
Subscribe Today and Save 44%

Browse Similar Recipes

One Response to Double-Crusted Lemon Pie

  1. Marilyn Otterson November 28, 2010 at 4:49 am #

    This is a wonderful recipe. The pie is just delicious. I made 4 different pies for Thanksgiving … apple, pumpkin, Kentucky Derby and this lemon … and this was absolutely the favorite of everyone. I would not change a thing except for the topping. I brushed the crust with cream and then sprinkled sugar on it before baking … it was fabulous.

Leave a Reply

We reserve the right to remove or edit comments that are offensive or disrespectful to our readers and/or writers, cannot be verified, lack clarity, or contain profanity. Your comments may be republished by Yankee Magazine across multiple platforms.

Register Sign In

©2013, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Yankee Publishing Inc., | P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444 | (603) 563-8111

80th-anniversart-calendar600x350-order