This Lemon Sponge Pie is an easy pie recipe with refreshing lemon flavor and light and airy texture. Lemon Sponge Pie makes a deliciously light treat.
The Pennsylvania Dutch are responsible for a lot of the flavors we enjoy in Pennsylvania. We love the sweet and sour flavors that you’ll find in recipes like Pennsylvania Dutch Hot Bacon Dressing, Red Beet Eggs, Sweet and Sour Salad Dressing, Chow Chow and Pepper Cabbage. It is also known for this special lemon sponge pie.
Amish and Mennonite women are well known for their baked goods. You can walk into any farmers’ market and find tables full of Whoopie Pies, Shoo Fly Pie, Apple Dumplings and this pie, Lemon Sponge Pie.
Lemon Sponge Pie has the perfect lemon flavor. I think it’s better than the best Key Lime Pie I’ve ever eaten. This is an easy, economical pie to make in that it uses few ingredients, ingredients you probably already have in your pantry. While baking, the pie separates into two scrumptious layers.
It makes a soft sponge-like topping while underneath a creamy delicious lemon filling.
Bake a taste of Pennsylvania Dutch goodness in Lemon Sponge Pie and ENJOY!
Lemon Sponge Pie
- 1 pie crust homemade or store bought
- 3 eggs separate, yolks from whites, separated
- 2/3 cup lemon juice
- 1 cup milk
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1/3 cup flour
- 1/4 tsp salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll your dough out and place into a 9 inch pie plate. Place pie plate on top of a baking sheet. Crimp edges. If using a pre-made crust, thaw before using.
- Beat egg whites in a large mixer bowl until stiff peaks form but not dry, set aside.
- Beat egg yolks, add the lemon juice and milk and beat until well incorporated. Add sugar, flour and salt; beat until smooth.
- Fold lemon mixture into egg whites, making sure that there are no lumps of egg white left in batter or white streaks.
- Pour into pastry-lined pie plate sitting on top of a baking sheet. Bake until golden brown, 45 to 50 minutes. Cool the pie down completely and refrigerate for a couple hours to let the filling set.Serve with sweetened whipped cream if desired
If you enjoyed this recipe you may like these as well.
Other Lemon Pie Recipes:
- Lemon Pie, by Live Well Bake Often
- Creamy Lemon Pie, by Sally’s Baking Addiction
- Easy Lemon Meringue Pie, by Once Upon A Chef
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I just ate a tuna fish sandwich for dinner….all those delicious dishes just made me extra hungry~!
I WANT IT ALL! I love the thought of the Mexican food with the nice refreshing watermelon drink. This looks like a great meal. And that lemon pie…oh yeah!!!
I think I will take a little of everythimg, please.
WOW! Can I come over to your house for dinner??
The Mexican casserole looks great – it has all my favorites in there. The pie is gorgeous! Refreshing and perfect for this time of year. And the watermelon lemondade – what a nice twist on lemonade. I’ll have some of each, please!
Bunny, georgeous pictures I love so Lemon Sponge Pie, Im a crazy by all with lemon. nice recipes! Gloria
all the food and drinks you make are so goood!
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That was a grand dinner. I will be doing it all. The casserole looks easy enough for grad-student-son to make. Love the twist on the lemonade (so refreshing) and love anything made with lemons!
Yummy! I need more casseroles in my repertoire. I love lemon…that pie looks so delicious. I can almost taste it! Watermelon lemonade…I’d love to try it!
Yum, everything looks great! I just had strawberry lemonade tonight – watermelon sounds like such a great treat too!
This all looks really good.
It all looks so good. Especially that pie and the watermelon lemonade.
I am a nut for Mexican food too and this looks really good! And another great idea for watermelon – I hope that my watermelons grow and make it without the critters eatin’ ’em! I think I have about 4 going right now. Love the idea of adding some adult enhancements too LOL! I’m a nut for anything lemon too – and I love the BC classics. That pie sounds delicious!! I need to save this one to give it a spin soon!!
Everything looks wonderful! You ladies know how to do it! 🙂
Today I saw your post for chicken and rice, and it said it was posted one hour ago…well, it sounded so good, that I made it (with a couple very small adjustments) tonight for dinner and it was delicious! Thanks for the recipe.
Wow that is a whole lot of variety of things you have made.
Love that chicken and rice. Wish i had that for my lunch now.
A feast for the eyes and for the body!
I LOVE the casserole!
Are you far from NJ?? Id love to come and cook, eat, drink, and be merry with you gals. Perfect from the dinner to dessert to that fabulous watermelon lemonade!
I love the idea of a watermelon lemonade.I keep on getting good drink recipes from you. and They really taste delicious.