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Lemon Cake Pie with Lemon Graham Cracker Crust

Updated on June 19, 2017

Summertime is the time to enjoy light and refreshing tangy desserts.

This lemon cake pie is all of those plus it is easy to make and requires few ingredients. Call the kids to help you make this ....it will perk up any evening meal.

My daughter voted thumbs up on this one.

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Lemons

Lemons are actually a very good food to include in your diet. They are a good source of folate, potassium, and vitamin C. Folate and vitamin C are especially important nutrients for children as they are developing.

Lemons are also known to be a good way to help flush your body of unwanted chemicals. Drinking lemon juice diluted with water each day is a cleansing agent for your liver.

If it were not enough that this amazing little fruit is such a great addition to our meals and desserts, we find it has properties that make it a healthful addition to our diet.




This is one dessert that I hope you try. It is refreshingly different and delicious. My mouth waters just thinking of it. It is tangy and tender and light. This will be a hit at your next dinner party.

This is am a m a z i n g dessert. It has texture somewhat like a cake on the very top with the sweet and tangy creaminess in the middle surrounded by the rugged, sweet zing of the crust. A perfect ending to an evening meal, a treat for an afternoon garden party, or a decadent, secret guilty pleasure awaits in this Lemon cake pie with the delightful graham cracker crust.


Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup flour, sifted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon rind, grated
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup milk
  • CRUST lemon graham cracker
  • 6 graham crackers, made into crumbs
  • 3 large lemon cookies, your choice (no cream filled)
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 45 min
Ready in: 1 hour 5 min
Yields: 8 small slices

Instructions

  1. Mix milk,sugar,salt,lemon juice, lemon rind, egg yolks, and flour.
  2. Beat egg whites till firm peaks form
  3. Carefully fold into batter. Do not mix.
  4. To make the crust: After crackers and lemon cookies are well crumbled, place in a large bowl.
  5. Add butter and mix together well.
  6. Press carefully into eight or nine inch pie pan.
  7. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes. Top with whipped cream if desired.
  8. Note: All nutrition information is approximate. copyright 2011-2012 pstraubie48 TM All Rights Reserved
Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 slice
Calories 190
Calories from Fat81
% Daily Value *
Fat 9 g14%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Unsaturated fat 3 g
Carbohydrates 32 g11%
Sugar 30 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 4 g8%
Cholesterol 67 mg22%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

Lemon Graham Cracker Crust (before Baking)

Fresh Grated Lemon Peel

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Batter Before Egg Whites Are Added

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Egg Whites Forming Little Peaks....

Egg Whites Carefully Folded into Batter

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Lemon Cake Pie...ready to Serve...

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a dollop of real whipped cream is nice but not necessary...
a dollop of real whipped cream is nice but not necessary... | Source

The Cake Pie

When I found this recipe, I knew I had to try it. It is contained in my old Betty Crocker Cookbook that was published in 1961. It intrigued me that it would be called a cake pie.

You will see after it is baked how it got its name. It has a cake-like texture on the top but on the inside it is creamy. As you bite into a piece, your tastebuds do a happy dance! The sweet and the sour, the cake and the pudding texture are a perfect combination.

The crust that was called for was your usual flour crust. However, I decided to make a graham cracker crust that included the addition of lemon cookies.


© 2012 Patricia Scott

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    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      12 months ago from sunny Florida

      O yes lemon meringue pie is delicious...this is a twist on that....different texture and a surprising lemony yummmmm Angels are headed your way this morning ps

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      Peggy Woods 

      12 months ago from Houston, Texas

      My grandfather's most favorite pie was lemon meringue and I am sure he would have loved this one as well. Pinning it! Thanks for sharing the recipe from that old Betty Crocker Cookbook.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      4 years ago from sunny Florida

      This is light and tender and so full of flavor that it is a hit every time. It really is perfect for the sizzling hot heat we are having both here in Florida and also in Texas.

      Another plus is that it is so easy to prepare.

      Hoping all is well with you this morning...Getting outside early or late in the evening is how my day goes now....I am not complaining though about the heat...at least not TOO much....I much prefer it to cccold.

      Take care of you.

      Angels are on the way, AuFait.

      ps

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      C E Clark 

      4 years ago from North Texas

      Agree with Peggy, this desert sounds so refreshing especially for a hot Texas day. Currently 96 with THI of 101. Was to be 90 today. Do you think they missed something somewhere? :)

      This does look so delicious and cooling on a day like today here in North Texas. Hope all is well there and you're almost ready for another weekend. Seems like every time I turn around it's Friday again!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      4 years ago from sunny Florida

      Au fait I am so glad that you found it. It is sooooooooo yummy especially if you are a lemon lover.

      Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps

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      C E Clark 

      4 years ago from North Texas

      Just know this is delicious and easy to make too. Great for summer and whenever a person has a yearning for something sweet with a little tang! I love lemon pie! :)

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Welcome to my page on HubPages.

      It is a recipe you will find yourself making over and over. It is unusual and so delightful. You must use caution...you will find it is difficult to have only one slice...

      Angels are on the way to you...thank you for visiting today ps :)

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Welcome to my page on HubPages.

      It is a recipe you will find yourself making over and over. It is unusual and so delightful. You must use caution...you will find it is difficult to have only one slice...

      Angels are on the way to you...thank you for visiting today ps :)

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Natasha

      It really is a great little treat...an alternative to a pie or cake made with fresh lemon. Who can resist.

      As I mentioned in one of my comments, it came from experimenting. The crust was something I was not sure would work but thank goodness it did.

      Thanks for stopping by.

      Angels are on the way to you today ps :)

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      Natasha 

      6 years ago from Hawaii

      I love lemon! What a great idea to make a lemon cracker crust, too.

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      Gypsy48 

      6 years ago

      Mouth watering is right! I can't wait to make this cake. It looks so good and I love lemon. Voted up

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Good morning rose

      A lemon is an intoxicating fruit that is so versatile. I love it in water, tea, on fish, on chicken, and obviously in pie.

      You will enjoy this so very much. It is such an unexpected treat.

      Let me know how it was after you try it. Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps :)

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Good morning rose

      A lemon is an intoxicating fruit that is so versatile. I love it in water, tea, on fish, on chicken, and obviously in pie.

      You will enjoy this so very much. It is such an unexpected treat.

      Let me know how it was after you try it. Angels are on the way to you this morning. ps :)

    • rose-the planner profile image

      rose-the planner 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario-Canada

      This looks absolutely delicious and not complicated at all. I love anything lemon. Thank you for sharing. (Voted Up). -Rose

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi rebcca

      It was an experiment...one that turned out well, I am happy to report. Lemon just happens to be one of my most favorite of the citrus family. I can get drunk on the fumes.

      I hope you have a chance to give it a try...it will become a crowd pleaser...especially nice for summer...light and full of flavor. Thanks for visiting this morning

      Angels are wining their way to you this morning :) ps

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi rebcca

      It was an experiment...one that turned out well, I am happy to report. Lemon just happens to be one of my most favorite of the citrus family. I can get drunk on the fumes.

      I hope you have a chance to give it a try...it will become a crowd pleaser...especially nice for summer...light and full of flavor. Thanks for visiting this morning

      Angels are wining their way to you this morning :) ps

    • rebeccamealey profile image

      Rebecca Mealey 

      6 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      This DOES sound amazing. The texture sounds like it might resemble a pie my mother used to make...buttermilk pie.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      It is so surprisingly good. It is light and airy but full of that lemon flavor that so many of us love, Sheila. On top of that it is easy. My favorite word in the summer.

      Have a lovely day. Angels are on the way. ps

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      Sheila Brown 

      6 years ago from Southern Oklahoma

      This look delicious! I have been hungry for a good lemon "pie". Your recipe for lemon cake pie sounds and looks amazing. Definitely a must try very soon! Great job here, Pat. Voted up, awesome, sharing and pinning! :)

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Hi Karen

      This is a yummy recipe. It is the combination of flavors and textures that makes you want just a smidge more after that first slice. And it is no fail and quick to prepare.

      Have a lovely week.

      Sending Angels your wway :) ps

    • CharronsChatter profile image

      Karen Robiscoe 

      6 years ago from California

      I adore the big pictures of this scrumptious looking treat! I make a mean lime meringue pie, myself, so this puckery choice is right up my alley! Yum!!

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      6 years ago from sunny Florida

      Frogyfish....I was a little disappointed in the photos of this pie/cake. It is one of the best desserts I have ever made. It was just a day when the lighting would not cooperate.

      It is yummy. Great for a dessert or for breakfast or for a snack...you know, just a whenever kind of treat. Give it a try....it is another lemon favorite.

      Thank you again for stopping by.

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      frogyfish 

      6 years ago from Central United States of America

      Oh, wow! I have to make this one soon! Your description and that baked cake-pie are calling my name. I know we can't bookmark anymore but your recipe has to be saved. Thank you so much for sharing this. Loved your lemon crust too - that's another great idea.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      7 years ago from sunny Florida

      thanks, Dave....it truly is a surprising dessert. It has so many textures and flavors that it will become favorite. And, it is easy, easy to make. Thanks for stopping by.

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      Dave Mathews 

      7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      I would fight someone for a big slice of this. Thank you I must add this to my recipes.

    • pstraubie48 profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Scott 

      7 years ago from sunny Florida

      novascotiamiss...mine too...can enjoy a slice of lemon meringue pie before, during, or after a meal!!! I saw this recipe and had to try it. My daughter is a huge fan of all things lemon...and she wants another one soon. I forgot to put the photos on of making the crust so will do that later...hope you have a chance to give this a try. And thans for stopping by...I will be over to visit soon.

    • novascotiamiss profile image

      Novascotiamiss 

      7 years ago from Nova Scotia, Canada

      Looks delicious. My favourite is a good old-fashioned lemon meringue pie made with condensed milk (not the artificial Yello stuff).

    • Peggy W profile image

      Peggy Woods 

      7 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Lemon flavored desserts are always a refreshing change from the norm. Sounds good!

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