Grandma B’s Lemon Pie Recipe

Lemon pies are a light and refreshing dessert. The sweet and tangy lemon flavors complement the crust and the custard base filling. This lemon pie recipe takes after Grandma B’s original recipe.

Grandma B’s Lemon Pie Recipe

How To Make Grandma B's Lemon Pie

An easy-to-follow recipe that makes a light and zesty lemon pie.

Prep: 20 mins
Refrigerate: 2 hrs
Cook: 7 mins
Total: 2 hrs 27 mins


Pie Crust:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • cup cooking oil
  • 3 tbsp water, cold


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 ½ tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 3 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
  • ½ cup real butter, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. For the crust, add flour and salt and mix well.
  2. Add in oil and water.
  3. Make dough and roll out between wax paper.
  4. Place in pie pan and cook about 5-7 minutes or until golden.
  5. Set aside.
  6. If you are afraid of making a crust, use a prepared graham or shortbread crust.
  7. For pie filling, combine sugar with cornstarch and mix with fork.
  8. Add lemon juice, zest and eggs.
  9. Add milk and cook in microwave or on stovetop until thickened, stirring often.
  10. Remove from heat and add butter.
  11. Place plastic wrap on top and cool at room temperature - be patient.
  12. Once cooled, add sour cream.
  13. Place in cooked shell and refrigerate until set, about 2 hours.
  14. Serve with whipped cream if desired.


  • Sugar: 28g
  • :
  • Calcium: 84mg
  • Calories: 463kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 47g
  • Cholesterol: 91mg
  • Fat: 29g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 127mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 8g
  • Sodium: 235mg
  • Vitamin A: 833IU
  • Vitamin C: 9mg
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