Friday, November 10, 2017


WHAT is better than Lemon Pie?
Click on image to go to the recipe online.

I decided to give this a try because it looked 
This is THE RICHEST lemon pie 
I have ever tasted.
Decadent, really.
What MAKES it a Triple Lemon Treat?
These three things.
Place your crust in the pie pan and then brush with melted butter.
This keeps your pie crust from getting SOGGY.
Don't  you HATE soggy crusts?
I do!
Beat your husband for all the smart mouthed things he has said to you  eggs!
 (I promise NOT to report you to the Egg Police)
And stir in other ingredients
Images from internet
Then-make a collar for your crust
to keep it from burning.
and pour filling into pie pan.
I am amazed that lots of people don't do this.
It gives your a nicely browned, slightly crisp
edge that does not crumble when cut.
After baking remove the tinfoil collar 
and cool in fridge.
The pie bakes with a slightly brown top.
It's supposed to do that.
 I went to take a 
It looks like I was just a little too late.
Does THIS look like the cat that ate the canary?
The man that ate the pie?
This was taken pre-cancer
and now while he CAN eat a bit of this and that
a lot of it has lost its flavor for him.
However, don't feel bad-
it could be a whole lot worse.
One piece of advice-
DO NOT make this if you LOVE LEMON.
You will be forced to join
Lemon Lovers Anonymous

Have a wonderful weekend.
We are busier than  a
three-legged squirrel 
burying acorns for the winter.

Here's the recipe for those of you
that couldn't find it:

Triple Lemon Pie
  • Makes: 8 to 10 servings
  • Prep 30 mins
  • Chill 4 hrs
  • Cool 1 hr
  • Bake 35 minutes
Lemon peel, lemon juice, and lemon extract give this citrus pie its tart yet tasty flavor.


  • - inch unbaked piecrust
  • teaspoons butter, melted
  • cups sugar
  • tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • eggs
  • 1/2 cup dairy sour cream, room temperature
  • tablespoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • tablespoon pure vanilla
  • teaspoon pure lemon extract
  • Whipped cream (optional)
  • Lemon slices (optional)
  • Raspberries (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degree F. Use a pastry brush to brush 2 teaspoons melted butter over the bottom and sides of unbaked piecrust. Set aside.
  2. For filling, in a large bowl, combine sugar and flour; set aside. In a medium bowl, beat eggs with a rotary beater, wire whisk or fork. Beat in sour cream until smooth. Beat, whisk or stir in lemon peel and juice, 1/4 cup melted butter, vanilla and lemon extract. Gradually add lemon mixture to sugar mixture; stir till well combined. Immediately pour lemon filling into the pastry-lined pie plate. To prevent overbrowning, cover edge of pie with foil. (Note: To protect the edges of the pie from overbrowning, fold a 12-inch square of foil into quarters. Cut a 7-inch circle out of the center. Unfold and loosely mold the foil over the pie's edge. Do this before you pour filling into piecrust. If filling sits in piecrust, this will make the piecrust soggy.)
  3. Place pie on the center oven rack in the center. (Note: Do not use a baking sheet under the pie because it will affect the baking time.) Bake in a 375 degree F. oven for 35 to 45 minutes or till lightly golden brown. Center of pie should appear almost set when gently shaken (2 inches around edges of pie should be set).
  4. Cool on a wire rack for 1 hour. Cover and chill for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving. To serve, if you like, garnish pie with whipped cream, lemon slices and raspberries. Makes 8 to 10 servings.
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Debra She Who Seeks said...

I love anything lemon!

Sylvia said...

Ok I won't say that I love lemons, but I do love lemon pie!

Kathy said...

It looks wonderful but since my stomach surgery I can't eat lemon. Although I might make it for a man I know if he behaves himself. And he knows who he is.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

This looks good. I don't do a lot of lemon items but on occasion they do hit the spot!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

My favorite dessert that I make is lemon squares. I will have to try this. Thanks, Diana.

Anonymous said...

I have always loved lemon. Would love a slice of pie with a cuppa coffee! God bless your weekend.

Linda said...

Wow! Now that’s a pie to remember!

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

Thanks for the tip about covering the edges of the crust. Would you believe I bought a "thingy" that was made to cover the edges, but it appears it has run away somehow before I even had a chance to use it!

Connie said...

LLA, sign me up. LOL

Susie said...

Diana, My daughter Karen would want this pie and would probably eat too many slices...she loves lemon flavored foods and candies. That is a great picture of John, good looking man. Blessings for a great weekend, stay warm, xoxo, Susie

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

I do love lemon and triple lemon pie sounds fabulous! You would think coating the pie crust with butter would make it soggy.
Thanks for sharing a favorite with me. XO

Lisa said...

Go ahead and sign me up for LLA. This just might beat my Lemon tarts!

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

This looks so good! I had just pinned another lemon pie this morning...must be lemon on my mind lol!

Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, yummy! Thanks for your visits with me! Have a blessed day my new friend, hugs.

Lorrie said...

We love lemon! This looks puckery delicious!

Estelle's said...

I must send this recipe to my sister who is a real lemon lover! Gorgeous pie!

Red Rose Alley said...

Your lemon pie looks amazing, Diana. Wish I had a piece to go with my tea right now. I love anything lemon, and this is triple lemon, YES! I hope husband is doing well. : )

love, ~Sheri

Junkchiccottage said...

OMG this looks so good. My mouth is watering. Happy Friday.

Debbie - Mountain Mama said...

This looks amazing, Diana! I hope John is doing well these days - you have a lot to be thankful for this season!

Faye said...

Looks delicious!

Brenda Pruitt said...

I used to make a delicious lemon meringue pie. I also used the collar.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love anything with lemon. I hope he gets his taste back for foods. I know it's hard. And try not to get overwhelmed with all you have to do! Sweet hugs, Diane

Chatty Crone said...

Okay I have learned two things about baking that I did not know. I didn't know that brushing the pie bottom with butter kept it from getting soggy - I made a tomato pie and drained the tomatoes but it still go soggy. And I didn't know and I didn't know about putting a collar around the outside! Thanks.

bj said...

If I HAD to choose a fav pie (actually have never met a pie I didn't like) it would be lemon...gonna make this one at Thanksgiving....thanks for the recipe...and Hero looks really good.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

The pie looks wonderful and I love lemon pie.

I have heard of a one armed paper hanger, but not a three legged squirrel LOL Will have to remember that one.

Enjoy your weekend.

Lots of hugs,

nonie everythingsewing said...

Love lemons, in fact I have a passion for lemon pie. Now, if only I can find a place to eat my pie in peace, sure would not want to bother anyone. I will make sure the whole pie is gone so no one gets upset.

Cheryl said...

Oh, MY! This looks amazing! Our son would LOVE this, as he loves lemon, for sure! By the way, I have made your apple cake, not once, but TWICE now! Everyone adores it, and it was a huge hit! I love your blog, sweet friend, and am so thankful to know you. God bless you...and your dear husband, too. :)

Pam Jackson said...

Made lemon pie once for a friends bday. a whole, not one I make to eat myself. I tend to like other pies before this one. Looks good though.

Our Hopeful Home said...

I LOVE lemon, serioulsy LOVE it. Might just have to make this:) One of my favorite desserts is phyllo shells filled with lemon curd and whipped cream....I'm an ok cook but a pretty good baker and i Love making pies (apple soon enough for Thanksgiving). Did you know there's a simple aluminum ring you can buy to cover the edges of your crust while it's cooking? I used to use the foil method but it drove me crazy (I'm not very patient, go figure.) Anyway, it's very cheap and does a good job, and it's reuseable. Hope you and yours have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

This has my mouth watering. I went to the blog, but couldn't find the recipe.

Happy Autumn ~ FlowerLady

coffeeontheporchwithme said...

This looks delicious! Lemon pie was my father's favourite. I think my mom just used the Sherrif lemon pie mix in a box. I think your recipe steps it up a notch! For some reason I always think of making lemon desserts around Easter. Maybe it's the colour. Perhaps you have inspired me! -Jenn

Cranberry Morning said...

I happen to be a charter member of LLA. This ingredient list sounds amazing. Not sure I dare have it in the house because Mr. C. is not a sweets fan, so you-know-who ends up eating it. Your pie thief is looking pretty good!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Oh my oh my oh my!! I LOVE lemon anything for dessert. This is a must
try....soon I hope

Donna said...

Oh yeah, lemon pie! Good tip about brushing the crust with buttah...and the foil collar. Back in the day when I baked pies, I used foil to cover the crust. Hope your Hero is doing well and staying out of trouble. xoxo

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

OHHHHHH!!! I LOVE anything lemon and this pie looks SOOOOOO good! I've never brushed on butter to prevent soggy crust - I'll have to try it. I usually use egg white but such a waste of an egg for just a few brushes of white on the crust.

bill burke said...

Lemon anything is just mouth watering great! Will have to try this asap.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Cecilia said...

My mouth is watering. I love lemon! Going to save this one. It will be good this holiday season!

Missy George said...

My husband would have loved that..Yummy..Great picture of your hero

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

Ooh, I loved all your pie tips, and the photo collage of how to make the pie collar. I usually just cut strips of tin foil but this is a better idea! That lemon pie recipe just looks so good, and I can see why the "canary" got in there and ate it all! Hope things settle down for you soon :)

Michele said...

Thanks, Di - lol not only do you make a yummy looking pie, dear, but I laughed the entire post.

Love and hugs. xxooxxoo

ps count on me for those prayer requests to be done. ♥


Launna said...

Lemon is my favorite sweet... I make lemon pie or tarts for all the holidays... they are so yummy... this looks delicious... I would have to hide it so I could have a couple of pieces for myself xox