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Fast Luscious Lemon Pie

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + chilling

Makes

6-8 servings

This rich-tasting pie has been served at the Country Table for nearly 20 years. We sell out every time it's on the menu. Customers comment that it's not too tart and not too sweet—just perfect!—Barbara Hoffner, New Holland, Pennsylvania

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 6 large egg yolks, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 1 pastry shell (9 inches), baked

Directions

  1. In a saucepan, combine the sugar and cornstarch. Stir in milk until smooth. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Reduce heat; cook and stir 2 minutes more. Remove from the heat. Stir a small amount of hot filling into egg yolks; return all to the pan. Bring to a gentle boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes.
  2. Remove from the heat; stir in butter and lemon zest. Gently stir in lemon juice. Cool to room temperature. Fold in sour cream and whipped cream. Pour into pastry shell. Chill for at least 1 hour before cutting.

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