Lemony, creamy, and cool – my favorite things about this recipe. I eat this anytime of day or night (even for breakfast).
There are two parts to this recipe: the pie crust and the creamy, lemon filling. It seems like it might take a while to whip this up, but the time-consuming part is waiting for it to freeze in the freezer for a few hours. So it’s good to make this ahead of time – at least 2 hours before you want to eat or serve it.
Tip I use the lemon freeze filling to make lemon freeze pops also. In addition, to make a filling which is lighter and easier to slice when frozen, a bit sweeter, and offers more filling for the crust, I adjusted the measurements with a 1/2 cup of honey and 1 cup of yogurt.
Thank you for this delicious lemon dessert! I’ve made it twice now, and I can’t seem to get the lemon yolk over he double boiler to resemble lemon curd, it’s just fluffy from whisking with liquid under that. Still worked out well, but always looking to improve! What am I not doing correctly? Thanks 🙂
I haven’t made this recipe in a while, but the lemon curd recipe that works for me every time is here: https://comfybelly.wpengine.com/2009/03/assorted-macaroons-lemon-vanilla-and-chocolate/#.Vg4W_ekcPE4
Wow! So yummy! So glad to have found something my son and I both love. This is the second time I’ve made it and I’ve already eaten 1/4 of it before it’s even frozen. I threw a handful of partially mashed frozen raspberries in, just to mix things up. So good! Thanks!
Can I perhaps use applesauce, a few packets of stevia, or simply go without the honey? Honey isn’t a large staple in my diet and I try to find my way around it.
Hi Erica. I made this pie recently for my boyfriend’s birthday and we both loved it! When I was making the filling though, it didn’t seem to work when I put the bowl over boiling water, but did work when I simmered the water and whisked the lemon yolk mixture. I have never made that sort of filling or lemon curd before, but noticed that your recipe for lemon curd under your macaroons recipe says to whisk the mixture over simmering water. Was your recipe supposed to say “simmering water” or did I do something wrong? It turned out great and looked just like your picture. I plan to make it again and have also tried your espresso brownies, which I also loved. Thank you for the great recipe and I can’t wait to try the many others I’ve bookmarked. Also, congrats on writing your cookbook!
Veronica (another Seattleite)
Thanks Veronica! I changed it so it’s a bit more clear, hopefully. Best wishes, Erica
My pie is freezing as we speak. I’m bringing it to party tomorrow and can’t wait to try it. 🙂
Tracey, yes. It’s a 1:1 relationship, although I haven’t done it yet (I bet it will be even better with sugar). So, two tablespoons of sugar for the crust and then 1/2 cup of sugar in the filling.
Hi Erica. Can you replace the honey with sugar? If so, how much? Thanks!
Hi sgmom2, I’m not sure about Spenda, but if you try it, let us know how it turned out.
Can I use splenda instead of honey? Low carber here.