North Carolina Lemon Pie

This delicious North Carolina Lemon Pie features a crust made with saltine crackers, melted butter, and light corn syrup that sets this pie apart from the competition. Both a lemon zest and juice is used in the custard filling for a bright pop of citrus flavor. Enjoy!
Photo by Lee C.
Adapted from cookscountry.com

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SERVINGS

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9 inch pie

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Adapted from cookscountry.com

Ingredients

  • CRUST:

  • 53 53 6-ounces)

    saltines (about 6-ounces)

  • 1/8 1/8

    1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 10 10

    10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

  • 1/4 1/4

    1/4 cup light corn syrup

  • FILLING:

  • 1 1

    can 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

  • 4 4

    4 large egg yolks

  • 1/4 1/4

    1/4 cup heavy cream

  • 1 1 1/2

    tablespoon lemon zest, grated plus 1/2 cup juice (3 lemons)

  • 1/8 1/8

    1/8 teaspoon salt

  • TOPPING:

  • 1/2 1/2

    1/2 cup heavy cream, chilled

  • 2 2

    2 teaspoons sugar

  • 1/2 1/2

    1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions

CRUST: Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 350°F. Combine saltines and salt in food processor and pulse to coarse crumbs, about 15 pulses. Add melted butter and corn syrup and pulse until crumbs are broken down into oatmeal-size pieces, about 15 pulses. Transfer saltine mixture to greased 9-inch pie plate. Using bottom of dry measuring cup, press crumbs into even layer on bottom and sides of plate, using your hand to keep crumbs from spilling over plate edge. Place plate on baking sheet and bake until light golden brown and fragrant, 17 to 19 minutes. FILLING: Whisk condensed milk, egg yolks, cream, lemon zest, and salt in bowl until fully combined. Whisk in lemon juice until fully incorporated. With pie plate still on sheet, pour filling into crust (crust needn’t be cool). Bake pie until edges are beginning to set but center still jiggles when shaken, 15 to 17 minutes. Place pie on wire rack and let cool completely. Refrigerate pie until fully chilled, about 4 hours. TOPPING: Using stand mixer fitted with whisk, whip cream, sugar, and vanilla on medium-low speed until foamy, about 1 minute. Increase speed to high and whip until stiff peaks form, 1 to 3 minutes. Spread whipped cream over top of pie. Serve.

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