Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Muzzy Oliver's Lemon Pie

I plan to have a homemade lemon pie today for my birthday. Hubby always gets me a cake, but I told him this morning that I've had a craving for lemon pie since before Christmas...and today's the day! I'm sure he was OK with not having to pick up a cake. I'm sharing our dear friend, Muzzy Oliver's lemon pie recipe today. Muzzy was a wonderful cook, and if you would also like her recipe for cobbler, just search my archives. I'm not a fan of meringue on pie, so my grandmother ("Mammam") would make me lemon pie without it; what a sweetheart she was. Like Muzzy, my "Mammam" also made a mean lemon pie, but when I asked her for her recipe, she just chuckled and told me to check the side of the Cream brand cornstarch box! I'm just giving the recipe for the filling-you know to put it in your favorite pre-baked crust (or graham crust-that's Dana's favorite).

Muzzy Oliver's Lemon Pie

6 TBSP cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1 C sugar
2 C water
3 egg yolks
2 TBSP butter
2 tsp grated lemon zest (rind)
5-7 TBSP fresh lemon juice

Bake pie shell and cool thoroughly. Combine cornstarch, salt and 1/2 C sugar, mix well and add water. Put in sauce pan over low heat, stirring constantly until thick. Cover and cook 10 minutes more, still on very low heat, stirring occasionally. In a small bowl, combine egg yolks, and remaining sugar. Stir 1/2 C of the hot mixture into the eggs. Pour back into the cornstarch mixture and cook a few minutes longer, stirring constantly. Remove from heat, stir in butter, lemon zest and juice. Cool to room temperature without stirring. Pour into pie shell. Makes one 9" pie.

I'll be at these swaps today:

***Book I'm reading now: Maximize the Moment by T.D. Jakes***


  1. Hi Marcia,
    What a great Lemon Pie. Thank you for sharing your recipe and you have a great week!

  2. I'm a huge fan of pies and this sounds simple and delicious!

  3. i love a lemon pie that takes a graham cracker crust! i posted a lemon recipe too this week. i get to craving citrus come the dead of winter...it just seems bright and cheery :) thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club...and happy birthday!

  4. Sounds terrific to me. I'm not a meringue fan either. Thanks for joining me for CPW. I hope to see you there again this week.