Although there are literally hundreds of kinds of pie, lemon pie recipes continue to be one of the most popular. There is something so special about the zingy tang of citrus paired with sweet cream and a crumbly crust that no other dessert can quite replicate in the same way.
Perhaps you remember your mother or grandmother making her own special version of a lemon pie recipe, or it could be you have a favorite bakery you know makes the best ones. Whichever is the case, nothing beats a homemade lemon pie, which is made with love. And these recipes are so easy you can’t help but love them!
The pucker power of lemons means contrasting flavors in the pie, such as sugar or another sweetener, to get that flavor balance just right. Making a lemon pie is always fun for home cooks since they are pretty quick but the results can be seriously impressive.
As well as the crust (which you can buy or make) the pie will have a luscious lemon layer and perhaps some cream or a meringue topping as well.
Lemon pie recipes can be light as air or thick and decadent. There are different ways to make this wonderful dessert, so you might want to have some fun trying out different lemon pies! Lemons aren’t just for making lemonade, although homemade lemonade can also be pretty good.
So if you have some lemons to use up, and you’re in the mood for a zesty, delicious lemon pie, let’s get started!
01. Grandma's Lemon Meringue Pie
02. Meyer Lemon Pie Bars
03. Lemon Chiffon Pie
04. Lemon Cranberry Meringue Pie
05. Gluten-Free Lemon Meringue Pie