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
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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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As usual everything looks marvelous! I wish I had seen that Watermelon Lemonade last week when I had a watermelon on my counter 😉 Will have to get another one!
These look all so yummy! I am definitely going to try these!
That is the ultimate perfect meal. What time is dinner? I really think this would be awesome for 4th of July. Have a wonderful weekend.
This sounds like a delicious overload! I love Mexican food by the way.
This looks great and the drink looks so refreshing!
Yummy! What a great trio of a meal!
i also REALLY enjoy mexican food, and that casserole is drool-worthy. chased down with a swig of awesome lemonade and followed by a slab of stunning pie, and i’m a happy camper. 🙂
That casserole is like comfort food with a kick.
The pie is so intriguiging. At first it just looked like ordinary lemon meringue pie, then I took a second look. Really interesting recipe.
The lemonade looks delicious. I’ll bet it would be great with a shot of vodka in it too.
I love Mexican food! This all looks SO good!
That sounds like a dinner and dessert that I will need to make soon!
From the chicken to dessert, this spread has left me wanting!!
Carol, I’m definitely giving that dish a try! Love that it can be prepared early in the day for dinner
Bunny, that pie sounds insanely good! YUM
Okay, now I’m thirsty…can I have a sip of some watermelon lemonade. 🙂
The lemon pie recipe looks perfect! It doesn’t call for the ridiculously large amount of yolks that so many others do. Yum!
i love Mexican food. I could eat it everynight
Haha… I was thinking the watermelon lemonade would be good with vodka! Great food… great post! Check out my blog to see your adopted daughter featured!
I am going to make this tomorrow, it sounds so inviting and so easy!I love any kind of Mexican cuisine! Your lemon sponge pie made my lips pucker with delight!
I like all of these recipes. Everything looks amazing. Watermellon drink reminds me of all the Mexican Festivals I use to go to in AZ. I loved it and have never been able to duplicate it. So you know I will be trying this one.
I love rice casserole! My comfort food =)
MMMMMMMMMMM..the menu looks excellent, Bunny! Yummie also!
I prefer the main dish & the waterlemon lemonade: very refreshing!!
wow!! they are all yummy!! im excited to try that watermelon lemonade looks so refreshing!