Recipe Box, Sarah’s Luscious Lemon Pie

When I read about this pie over at my Traveling Tote friend, Sarah’s blog, I literally ran to the kitchen to see if I had the ingredients to make it

I had eggs, sugar and lemon…yep, that’s all you need!

You also need a pie crust…which I decided to make from a recipe I found that claimed it was so easy and THE best…

Let’s just say mine wasn’t…it tasted OK, but was very crumbly…so if it looks odd in the photos that’s why…

The other requirement is that you must slice the lemons paper thin,

I tried to do it with a knife because I didn’t have the right equipment, so some of the slices ended up thicker than recommended

Even with a crumbly crust and too thick slices, it was still so amazing I had to share it with you immediately!!

Here’s where the magic happens

The lemons macerate, in other words, “sit” in the sugar overnight

The next day, you will discover the sugar has turned into a thick sweet syrup surrounding the slices

Add the beaten eggs to the lemons and pour it into your crust, and bake

That’s it!!

Crazy easy!!

Sarah’s Luscious Lemon Pie

This pie uses whole lemons, rind and all!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
Macerated Lemons 4 hours
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8


  • 2 lemons washed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 unbaked pie crust


  • Cut lemons, rind and all into paper thin slices with a mandolin or a food processor.
  • Combine lemon slices and sugar in a shallow bowl; let stand until lemon slices have turned the dry sugar into syrup, 4 hours or overnight. Remove any seeds that float to the surface
  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Stir eggs into lemon mixture thoroughly.
  • Line a 9-inch pie plate with piecrust. Pour lemon mixture into shell.
  • Bake for 15 minutes at 450, before reducing the heat to 350 for an additional 30 minutes.
Keyword lemon pie

Be sure to pop over to Hyacinths for the Soul to see Sarah’s gorgeous pie and lovely lemon vignettes!

This recipe is from Mountain Measures, a Junior League of West Virginia cookbook, called Shaker Lemon Pie.  Sarah received the cookbook from Panoply’s Rita, in our recent taste of our home state gift swap.  It was featured in Southern Living magazine.  Between being from Junior League and featured in Southern Living,  you know it has to be fantastic!!

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25 Responses to “Recipe Box, Sarah’s Luscious Lemon Pie”
  1. Mary says:

    Jenna, When I say this pie from Sarah, it immediately went on my ‘to make’ list! Hope you’re enjoying some beautiful weather on the coast this weekend! 🙂

  2. Jenna, I love anything lemon and easy! It looks delicious. It is pouring rain this morning, wishing you a wonderful Sunday!

  3. Jodi says:

    Oh this looks soooooo delightful!!!

  4. This sounds unbelievable, Jenna. I’ve got to try this one. Do you think it would go well in a graham cracker crust? I often like graham cracker and lemon together but it depends on the texture of the filling. What say you?

  5. This is a crazy different recipe. I need to try it!

    Johanne Lamarche


  6. Sharon Mann says:

    Wow, easy to make, anything with Lemons is awesome!

  7. Isn’t it interesting that, with the onset of spring, we look toward the lemon for dessert? I have a number of lemon pie recipes that I plan on trying this month. Yours looks quite interesting. I make a vanilla bean lemon marmalade, and use a mandolin to get my lemon slices so thin. You may try that the next time. I am certainly going to use the mandolin when I make your recipe here. It looks amazing.

  8. Looks crazy good!

  9. Cyndi Raines says:

    My mouth is watering! When I return from vacation, I will make for sure! LOVE LEMON 😊 I even have a mandolin, so that will get those lemon slices thin. Thanks Jenna!

  10. Lynn says:

    Yep, sounds like something I have to try-thanks:@)

  11. It does sound luscious.

  12. Sounds delish! And it’s such a pretty pie, too!

  13. Kitty says:

    I’m so glad you tried Sarah’s lemon pie, Jenna! I’ve been wanting to make it, too.

  14. Miz Helen says:

    This is a great Lemon Pie, which I had a slice right now! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday for the party this week. Hope you have a great week and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

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