Overhead view of Creamy Lemon Pie in a white ceramic pie plate with gray background and blue and white striped towel with lemon slices as garnish

Gluten-Free Creamy Lemon Pie

Happy March, everyone! I love this month because spring is almost here and it’s my birthday month. I don’t know about you, but no matter how old I get, I still feel like a kid when my birthday month rolls around. During my birthday month, I like to treat myself to the things I love most and take some extra time to do things that make me happy. Since I prefer pie to cake, and since lemon is my favorite, I decided to make this Gluten-Free Creamy Lemon Pie to treat myself.

Lemon is the perfect flavor for this time of year, right between winter and spring. Citrus is in season in the winter but it’s so bright and cheery that it’s practically spring’s poster child. I used lemon in two ways for this recipe – fresh lemon juice and Flax 4 Life Lemon Zest Cookies. Using the lemon zest cookies for the crust doubles down on the lemony flavor, and it’s so simple to make the crust this way.

This recipe is great because it only uses a handful of ingredients, yet it has such great flavor and texture that people will think you’re some sort of baking genius when they take a bite. Serve this for a birthday instead of the same ol’ cake, and I promise it won’t disappoint. This would also be a fantastic dessert to serve for Easter.

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Slice of Creamy Lemon Pie on a white ceramic plate with decorative edges and a slice of lemon on top

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Overhead view of Creamy Lemon Pie in a white ceramic pie plate with gray background and blue and white striped towel with lemon slices as garnish
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Gluten-Free Creamy Lemon Pie Recipe

Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time28 mins
Total Time48 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 540kcal
Author: Gluten Free & More

Ingredients

  • ½ box Flax 4 Life Lemon Zest Cookies (6 cookies)
  • 6 tablespoons butter or dairy-free buttery sticks , melted, plus more for the pan
  • 2 (14-ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk or dairy-free sweetened condensed coconut milk
  • ¾ cup fresh lemon juice (from 4-5 large lemons)
  • 4 large egg yolks

Optional garnishes:

  • Whipped cream or dairy-free substitute
  • Lemon slices
  • Crumbled Flax 4 Life Lemon Zest Cookies

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Butter or grease a 9-inch pie plate.
  • Grind the cookies into fine crumbs using a food processor. Combine with melted butter and mix well. Firmly pack the mixture into the prepared pie plate, making sure to come up the sides of the pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Leave the oven on.
  • Whisk together the sweetened condensed milk, lemon juice, and egg yolks. Pour into the warm crust and bake for an additional 18-20 minutes or until the filling is set. Let cool on a wire rack, then refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Garnish with optional garnishes, if desired, and serve.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Gluten-Free Creamy Lemon Pie Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 540 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 12g60%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 6g
Cholesterol 154mg51%
Sodium 180mg8%
Potassium 478mg14%
Carbohydrates 72g24%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 62g69%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 658IU13%
Vitamin C 11mg13%
Calcium 329mg33%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Gluten Free & More are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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Tags: 5-Ingredient Flax4Life Lemon Optionally Dairy Free Pie Spring
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  1. Chris David
    March 30, 2022

    Really delicious recipe. I love it yummy!!! It’s really awesome

  2. Teri
    May 6, 2022

    This is an excellent pie. Extremely rich. Unfortunately I could not find the Flax4Life lemon cookies. But I found some GF butter cookies and mixed in some GF toffee Girl Scout cookies and the crust was fabulous!

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