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Whole Lemon Pie

Whole Lemon Pie

A sweet and tart custard-like pie bursting with lemon flavor!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Dessert
Servings 6 -8


  • 1 lemon small to medium
  • 1/2 cup 1 stick salted butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar'
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 t pure vanilla extract
  • 1 deep dish pie shell I use a pre-made frozen pie crust
  • Powdered sugar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Trim the ends off the lemon. Cut into thin slices and remove the seeds.
  • Add the lemon slices, butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract into a blender or food processor. Blend until completely smooth and creamy.
  • Pour the mixture into the unbaked pie shell.
  • Bake for 35-40 minutes, or until the top starts to turn golden. You may need to cover the edges of the pie crust if it starts to brown before the pie is done.
  • Remove from oven and allow to completely cool before slicing.
  • Dust with powders sugar.
  • Store the pie in the refrigerator.


Avoid using large lemons. They typically have a thicker pith (the white part under the peel) which can make your pie too bitter.