Lemon Custard Pie

Lemon Custard Pie


Flour 1 1/2 Cups
Salt 1/2 tsp
Shortening 1/4 Cup
Cold Butter 1/4 Cup
Ice Cold Water 1/4 Cup
White Vinegar 1/2 Tblsp
Sugar 1 Tblsp


Sugar 1 Cup
Cornstarch 3 1/2 Tblsp
Lemon Juice 1/2 Cup
Lemon Zest 1 Tblsp
Egg Yolks 3
Milk 1 Cup
Butter 1/4 Cup
Sour Cream 1 Cup
Cool Whip or Whipped Cream 2 Cups





I really love this pie! It’s so creamy and not as sweet as you would think. I am not a big pie fan (I am even less of a baking fan!) but this is pretty great, so I may be coming around.

I used Meyer Lemons which are a little milder than regular lemons so I added a little more zest.

This dough recipe easily double for any type of double crust pie, and can be made the day before.

  1. Make the Crust by placing Flour, Sugar & Salt in a food processor and quickly mix together
  2. Add Butter & Shortening  in chunks and pulse together
  3. Add Vinegar & Water slowly until dough just comes together
  4. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 mins or longer
  5. Pre Heat oven to 400 degrees
  6. Roll out dough on a floured surface in a circle about an inch larger than the pie plate you are using , I used a 9” pie plate.
  7. Press into the pie plate and fold over excess dough on the edges and crimp with a fork or if you’re fancy flute the edges ! Keep on the fridge until ready to use, it will prevent shrinking.
  8. Prick the bottom with a fork & place in a pre heated 400 degree oven until the edges are brown and the bottom is dry about 15-25 minutes depending on your oven.


  1. Mix Cornstarch and sugar together.
  2. Whisk eggs together.
  3. Add all ingredients except the butter together in a saucepan.
  4. Cook over medium heat until thick, don’t give up this takes a while and you need to stir it the whole time ! about 20-30 mins.
  5. Remove from the heat and add butter, stir until melted and smooth.
  6. When it is cool to at least room temperature stir through the Sour Cream or Cool Whip if you prefer.
  7. Pour into Pie Shell and refrigerate for at least 5 hours, better overnight.
  8. Decorate with Cool Whip or Whipped Cream and serve.




20 min


30 min



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