Easy Lemon Curd Pie

Lemon Curd Pie on www.veryculinary.com

by Amy Flanigan on January 23, 2014 · 36 comments

My readers sort of came under attack last year, when I didn’t post anything on National Pie Day – all in good fun, of course – but honestly, how can I blame them? So this year I made certain not to make that mistake again.

And I went a little overboard. Making 3 pies. HELLO. 

Lemon Curd Pie on www.veryculinary.com

But as to not overwhelm you with my pie obsession, I’m only sharing one right now and will save the others for a later time.

It was so hard to choose which one to share first, since I loved them all.

But the consensus from the family was that I should lead in with this lemon.

Lemon Curd Pie on www.veryculinary.com

No argument from me – it was perfect. It’s like my favorite lemon curd with a crust. And crazy easy.

Disclaimer, friends – this pie is super sweet. If you’ve ever had lemon curd, it’s basically that. And by that, I mean incredibly fantastic.

Easy Lemon Curd Pie
Serves 8
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

• 1 (9 inch) Pillsbury refrigerated pie crust
• 2 cups granulated sugar
• 3 small lemons (preferably Meyer), juiced and zested
• 4 eggs
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 3 tablespoons flour
• 1/2 stick unsalted butter, melted
• 1 teaspoon vanilla

Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

In a large bowl, whisk together the sugar, lemon juice and zest, eggs, salt, flour, melted butter, and vanilla, until thoroughly combined.

Pour into pie shell and bake for 45 minutes, until top is set. Let cool completely, then place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to fully set. Cut into slices and serve!

(adapted from Spinach Tiger)

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{ 36 comments… read them below or add one }

Margaret February 21, 2014 at 2:03 pm

Sounds delicious, cannot wait to try it. Thanks for making it easy to print the recipe.


Stephanie February 18, 2014 at 3:32 pm

I cannot believe how unbelievably behind I am on your blog! Wow. Horrible reader here! With that aside, this pie looks delish! I’m typically not a lemon for dessert type of person, but I could see how this is tasty. Good for a summer day too, I bet!


Shikha @ Shikha la mode February 3, 2014 at 12:44 pm

Too sweet or not, I’ll eat it anyways!


everythingofcooking January 30, 2014 at 5:07 am

Looks so yummy! I wish i have it right now!


Katharine Flanders January 27, 2014 at 11:26 am

Amy, this looks just wonderful! I will try it. Also, I’m on the hunt for two pie recipes that Momma used to make from memory:

Old Fashion Egg Custard pie and Baked Coconut Custard pie.

Love love love your website…Kathy


Amy @Very Culinary January 27, 2014 at 9:24 pm

Hi Katharine! So nice to have you here. I don’t have a recipe for either of those pies (although now I wish I did!), but I’m sure if you did a Google search or looked on Pinterest, many options would come up. Good luck!


Dani H January 26, 2014 at 10:44 pm

Somehow I got sidetracked before leaving you a comment on this post ~ you know I’m as much of a pie fan as you are! Oh, yeah, I remember now. I drooled all over my keyboard and shorted out the laptop. {smile}

This looks heavenly, Amy! Can you believe I’ve never made lemon curd? This seems like a perfect dessert for Easter. Of course, I’ll have to make several to test between now and then….


Amy @Very Culinary January 27, 2014 at 6:25 am

What?! You’ve never made lemon curd? Oh, you must! It’s too easy not to. Which is good…and bad. Lol.


Wendy | Around My Family Table January 24, 2014 at 10:03 pm

I love lemon pie…but not a fan of meringue. This looks like my type of pie!


Julie @ This Gal Cooks January 24, 2014 at 8:26 pm

Wowza! This is one beautiful pie! I’m a bit of a lemon treat fanatic so I’m glad you decided to share this recipe first. :) Pinned! Have a lovely weekend, Amy!


Amy @Very Culinary January 24, 2014 at 9:09 pm

I’m a lemon fiend, as well. Thank you so much, Julie!


A_Boleyn January 24, 2014 at 6:59 pm

The pie looks delicious. How much juice would you estimate you can get per small lemon?


Amy @Very Culinary January 24, 2014 at 7:37 pm

Maybe 1-2 tablespoons per lemon, so about 1/4 cup total juice


Nutmeg Nanny January 24, 2014 at 4:02 pm

Is it weird that I want to just grab a fork and eat it straight from the pan? Cause I totally want too! : )


dina January 24, 2014 at 7:31 am

it looks yummy!


Karen @ The Food Charlatan January 23, 2014 at 10:37 pm

This is my favorite pie. Hands down. And I haven’t even had it yet. I’m still confident. New favorite pie.


Stephie January 23, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Lemon curd pie!? Did you know that you’re my herooooo, you’re everything I would like to beeeeeeeeee…


Amy @Very Culinary January 23, 2014 at 9:34 pm



Joanne January 23, 2014 at 7:13 pm

Um, you know about my obsession with lemon curd, right?? RIGHT?! I am so sad I have none in my fridge right now. Like, beside myself.


Amy @Very Culinary January 23, 2014 at 9:35 pm

Oh, I know. I. Know. :D


Kathy - Panini Happy January 23, 2014 at 12:08 pm

This is SO pretty, Amy! I absolutely love lemon — this pie speaks to me. :-)


Amy @Very Culinary January 23, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Oh Kathy, thank you! It’s so nice to see you here <3


jan wuinning January 23, 2014 at 9:43 am

Yeah…that sounds yummy…..I would eat the whole thing, actually…it would never see the table..

I make a lemon pie very similar…got the recipe from a Pillsbury Bakeoff book way back in the 50′s. It adds a pint of sour cream at the end just before placing in refrig..


Amy @Very Culinary January 23, 2014 at 9:51 am

I would have eaten this all by myself, but the kids whined and fought me for it! They’re no dummies. I have a peach pie recipe that includes sour cream and it’s sublime :)


Happy Valley Chow January 23, 2014 at 9:15 am

I love any sort of lemon pie and yours looks absolutely delicious. Great job :)


Amy @Very Culinary January 23, 2014 at 9:50 am



Melissa January 23, 2014 at 8:08 am

I want to make one and then sit down with it on a plate, in my lap, with a single spoon. Maybe some tea. This is pure pie happiness for me right here.


Amy @Very Culinary January 23, 2014 at 9:49 am

YES. Although when I ate it, I was standing. At the kitchen counter. Shoveling it in. HA. Pure happy either way :D


Julie January 23, 2014 at 7:33 am

Pie!! Yum!! Lemon pie!! Double yum!! Please bring me a piece to help me get over this cold weather crap. Oh, wait. I’ll come to you. Be there in a jif.


Amy @Very Culinary January 23, 2014 at 9:48 am

Just pretend this lemon pie is the sun. Any warmer now?


Julie January 23, 2014 at 9:21 pm

Too easy to get the sun mixed up with an icicle. More snow headed this way this weekend with a balmy 24 (high). Then, Monday is a high of -1. Shoot me. :( A piece of pie would help, though.


Amy @Very Culinary January 23, 2014 at 9:34 pm

It’s been 70 here! The tress are budding, they’re so confused. Not that I would trade you by any stretch, but we’re in a drought, and that’s not good :/


Erin | The Law Student's Wiferin January 23, 2014 at 7:20 am

HAPPY NATIONAL PIE DIE!!!! Tragically, the husband doesn’t like lemon (we are in counseling to address the issue), so guess who’s getting an entire pie to herself? ;-)


Amy @Very Culinary January 23, 2014 at 9:47 am

Doesn’t like lemons? Whaaaaaa?! Deal breaker! Ya, more for you #brightside


Lisa @ Garnish with Lemon January 23, 2014 at 7:12 am

I love anything lemon. If you need someone to take a pie off your hands-I am help you out! I know, I’m such a giver :)


Amy @Very Culinary January 23, 2014 at 9:46 am

There isn’t any left! It only last 2 days…big shocker, huh? ;-)


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