Velvety Lemon Pie (3 Ingredients)

Brenda Harris
by Brenda Harris
1 Pie
45 min

So you know when you're having a craving for something and you just can't put your finger on it? Well, that's how this recipe came into creation.

I was having one of those cravings on a Sunday afternoon and when I was scavenging around the house, I opened my fridge I saw lemons. It was that moment that I realized all I wanted was lemon pie!

I didn't have too many ingredients in my fridge so I had to improvise. It worked out to my advantage because I created a delicious pie with only 3 ingredients (not including the pie crust)!

This treat quickly became my go when I want something sweet and tart. Grab your apron and let's make it together!

Just to show you how obsessed I am, I wrote a list of 10 reasons we love this velvety lemon pie!

1. One of the most appealing aspects of this 3-ingredient lemon pie is its simplicity.

With just three basic ingredients – egg yolks, sweetened condensed milk, and fresh lemon juice – you can whip up a dessert that looks and tastes like a masterpiece without breaking a sweat.

2. Busy schedules demand quick and easy recipes.

This lemon pie fits the bill perfectly. The minimal ingredients and straightforward preparation make it a go-to choice when you crave a homemade dessert but don't want to spend hours in the kitchen.

3. The star of the show in a lemon pie is, of course, is the zesty lemon flavor.

The combination of sweetened condensed milk and fresh lemon juice creates a refreshing citrus burst that tingles your tongue

4. Say goodbye to complicated baking processes. This 3-ingredient lemon pie is a no-bake wonder.

The easiness of the recipe allows you to focus on the fun of making a delicious treat without the need for intricate baking techniques.

5. This lemon pie is a canvas waiting for your creative touch.

Add a dollop of whipped cream, garnish with lemon zest, or even top it with fresh berries.The simplicity of the base recipe allows for endless variations to suit your preferences.

6. Whether you're hosting a dinner party or bringing a dessert to a potluck, this 3-ingredient lemon pie is a crowd-pleaser.

Its universal appeal, combined with the ease of preparation, makes it a dessert that everyone can enjoy.

7. Lemon's bright and citrusy profile makes this pie a hit in any season.

It's a light and refreshing choice for hot summer days, yet its sweet and tangy flavor is equally comforting during the colder months.

8. Forget about a sink full of dishes.

With only three ingredients, the cleanup for a lemon pie is a breeze. Enjoy the dessert without the hassle of an extensive post-baking cleanup.

9. Get the little ones involved in the kitchen.

The simplicity of this 3-ingredient lemon pie makes it a fantastic recipe for kids to try their hand at baking. It's a sweet way to create lasting memories in the kitchen.

10. There's something inherently comforting about a lemon pie.

Whether it reminds you of family gatherings, holidays, or lazy weekends, the familiar taste of this lemon pie brings a sense of nostalgia and comfort that is hard to beat.

If this didn't convince you, I don't know what will!

Velvety Lemon Pie (3 Ingredients)
Recipe details
  • 1  Pie
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 30 Minutes Total time: 45 min
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  • 1 premade graham cracker pie crust
  • 5 large egg yolks
  • 3/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 1 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • Whipped cream and lemon zest for garnish (optional)

In a mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to whisk together egg yolks and condensed milk for 2-3 minutes until the mixture is blended
Add lemon juice and whisk until combined
Pour into premade graham cracker pie crust
Bake on 350°F for 20-23 minutes
Set pie on wire rack until it reaches room temp
Top will whipped cream and lemon garnish before serving (optional)
  • Firmly press the lemon (or roll on a hard surface) before cutting and squeezing to get the most amount of juice