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Easy Meyer Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk (Video)

Easy Meyer lemon pie with condensed milk – perfectly sweet and tangy, luxuriously smooth and silky. Every bite of this creamy Meyer lemon pie is a burst of bright and vibrant citrus flavour. Rich and so refreshing, it’s awesome with tea or as an end to a lovely meal.

(Love Meyer lemons? Me too! Check out these delicious Meyer lemon recipes that’s sure to chase those winter blues away – luxurious limoncello cupcakes topped with limoncello cream cheese frosting and this refreshing lemon layer cake with homemade Meyer lemon curd sandwiched in between – perfect for Easter!)

Easy Meyer Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk (Video)

With words like “polar vortex”, “bitter cold” and “extreme cold weather alerts” in fashion once more, I am arming myself with the best cure for winter blues that I know – lemons, of course!

Lemons (and other citrus fruits) are at their best in the winter and are really one of the few things I like about the season. They’re sunshine on a plate! Like this easy Meyer lemon pie.

What are Meyer lemons?

Meyer lemons are a cross between regular lemons and mandarin oranges. They are juicy, less acidic and sweeter.

Unlike normal lemons, which are available all year, Meyer lemons only appear in shelves between November and March. Sometimes the window is even smaller than that. So as soon as I see them, I grab a bag (ok, two) and go on a Meyer lemon frenzy.

How to make easy Meyer lemon pie with condensed milk

Easy Meyer Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk (Video)

And Meyer lemons shine in this recipe for Meyer lemon pie. It’s so easy to make too!

Just stir sweetened condensed milk, sour cream, Meyer lemon juice and Meyer lemon zest until combined. If you want the smoothest, creamiest pie filling, you have the option to sift your mixture through a fine mesh sieve into your pie dish.

Bake for 20 minutes, chill in the fridge until it’s set and you’re done! Egg-free and done in a flash (this is similar to my recipe for perfect – and also eggless – key lime pie). It’s really the easiest lemon pie ever.

How to make coconut cookie graham cracker crust

Easy Meyer Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk (Video)

These kinds of pie recipes usually have a graham cracker crust because they’re so great together. However, since it worked so well in my best lemon cheesecake recipe (have you tried it? So good!), I did a similar crust for this pie – graham crackers and coconut.

That flavour profile just works so well with the lemony filling. Think of it as your favourite graham cracker crust, but better!

You simply add sweetened shredded coconut and omit the sugar. The combination of the Meyer lemon pie filling and the coconut cookie crust is just crazy delicious.

It’s become my favourite crust to make and I’ve used it several times on TUB, like in these mouth-watering lime bars.

Ingredients you need for this Meyer lemon pie recipe

Easy Meyer Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk (Video)

The ingredients you need to make this scrumptious lemon dessert are pretty straightforward. For the coconut cookie graham cracker crust, you would need:

For the Meyer lemon pie filling, you would need:

  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Sour cream
  • Meyer lemon juice and zest (and yes, you can use regular lemons if you can’t find Meyer lemons)

All these ingredients together is the perfect balance between sweet and tangy. And did I mention it was so creamy? It melts in your mouth. Just wonderful!

I love topping the pie with lemon whipped cream (to-die for) and more toasted shredded coconut.

Tools you need to make this easy Meyer lemon pie

True to its name, making this pie is easy peasy (watch the video if you don’t believe me!). No special tools required. Just bowls, a spoon to stir with and a 9-inch pie dish.

Of course, to prep, the following would be extremely helpful as well:

So how about it? Let’s get through these last few weeks (or months) of winter together with this creamy Meyer lemon pie with condensed milk. It really is a burst of sunshine on a gloomy winter day!

More lemon dessert recipes

If you love lemon as much as I do, you’d love these lemon desserts. Perfectly sweet and tangy, just how we lemon lovers like it!

Every lemon fan should have a recipe for everybody’s favourite lemon dessert – lemon bars set on a delicious shortbread crust.

Lemon Bars with Shortbread Crust

This sweet and salty, soft and moist lemon ricotta pound cake is sure to win hearts too.

Meyer Lemon Ricotta Pound Cake

And lemme share a secret: I love lemons so much I have a whole category dedicated to just lemon recipes. Enjoy!

Easy Meyer Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk (Video)

Easy Meyer Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk

Author: Jolina
Meyer lemon pie with condensed milk – perfectly sweet and tangy, luxuriously smooth and silky. With step-by-step video.
5 from 36 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Chilling Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 50 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine North American
Servings 8 people
Calories 204 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

For the Crust:

For the Filling:

  • 2 10-oz cans sweetened condensed milk
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¾ cup fresh Meyer lemon juice see notes
  • Meyer lemon zest add all the zest from lemons you use

Optional Toppings:

  • Lemon whipped cream see notes
  • Toasted shredded coconut

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350F.
  • In a small bowl, combine 1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs, ½ cup sweetened shredded coconut, 6 tablespoons melted butter and ⅛ teaspoon salt. Stir until evenly moist. Press onto the bottom and up the sides of a 9-inch pie dish. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, stir 2 cans sweetened condensed milk, ½ cup sour cream, ¾ cup lemon juice and lemon zest until thoroughly combined.
  • Optional: To ensure the smoothest filling, sift your filling into your pie dish through a fine mesh sieve to get rid of lumps (see notes).
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until the sides are starting to firm up but the middle is still a little jiggly (not soupy). Allow to cool slightly before chilling in the fridge so it can set completely, preferably overnight.
  • Serve with lemon whipped cream and toasted shredded coconut.

Video

Notes

  1. If you watch the video, you’ll notice I did not put salt in the mixture. I actually forgot while filming but I added it in later.
  2. You can substitute regular lemons. Your pie will just be slightly tarter.
  3. If you opt to strain the mixture, note that you’ll likely strain away most of the lemon zest. To achieve a more lemony flavour, skip the straining so that your pie filling has all the zest in it. Don’t worry, it will still be super creamy!
  4. To make lemon whipped cream, just add lemon zest to this recipe for homemade whipped cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 204kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 30mgSodium: 168mgPotassium: 90mgSugar: 7gVitamin A: 355IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 32mgIron: 0.8mg

Nutritional information are estimates only.

Keyword Easter, Mother’s Day, Spring, Winter
Tried this recipe?Tag @iamtheunlikelybaker I’d love to see your creations!

Happy baking!

Did you make this easy Meyer lemon pie with condensed milk? I’d love to hear from you in the comments section below.

If you like pies but not as big a fan of lemon as I am (but why?), you’ll find other pie recipes here.

BTW just a friendly reminder: Valentine’s Day is around the corner! Planning to surprise someone with a really special breakfast? Check out this ultimate list of breakfast ideas. You’re sure to find a recipe here your loved one would love!

Rate the Recipe




Anna

Tuesday 7th of June 2022

I LOVE this pie. It's always a hit and is my favorite thing to take to someone who needs a treat. I use regular lemons and it's always fabulous. Bet I've made it twenty times or more.

Jolina

Wednesday 8th of June 2022

That's awesome Anna! I love making and we love eating this pie too :)

julie

Sunday 17th of April 2022

Beautiful pie! I was wondering if you think the lemon zest could be successfully substituted with lemon extract? I was thinking it would make it smoother and easier.

Jolina

Monday 18th of April 2022

Hi Julie, unfortunately I haven't tried but you're right, the extract will definitely have more of a pop!

Kathy

Friday 11th of March 2022

This pie was brought to a girls weekend. Holy cow there was a scramble to get a piece. EVERYONE LOVED IT! Even with regular lemon. I thought I might try orange or lime also. Thank you

Jolina

Monday 14th of March 2022

Hi Kathy, you're most welcome. So happy to hear everyone loved it. Hope you had an incredible girls weekend :)

Martha

Monday 31st of January 2022

I don’t like egg in custard but don’t mind it in meringue. Could I make this as a lemon meringue pie?

BTW, I’ve made your key lime pie recipe many times, to rave reviews.

Jolina

Tuesday 1st of February 2022

Hi Martha, I haven't tried but I don't see why you can't use it as the base and just put meringue on top. Glad you like the key lime pie!

Nida

Monday 24th of January 2022

I made this today and it turned out amazing! Everyone loved it! I used 2 14oz Eagle Brand condensed milk cans. I was really confused at first because I was measuring out 20oz of condensed milk but then realized the 14oz cans really have 10oz/300ml each. A quick google search showed 14oz is the weight not volume. So 14oz net weight= 10oz volume= 300ml

Jolina

Tuesday 25th of January 2022

Hi Nida, happy to hear you liked it! Glad to see you made the recipe work for you :)