Lemon Crumb Pie
Lemon Crumb Pie is magnificent! I made two batches of this recipe (4 pies) and absolutely loved these pies. If you enjoy the flavor of lemon, these pies are for you. They’re not overly sweet, but they’re not too tart either. They have lots of lemony taste using both lemon juice and lemon zest. Then the pies are topped with a crumb topping before baking. The end result: they will arouse every sweet tooth craving you have!
Can I say, I ate way too much of this pie? Yes, I gorged and probably shouldn’t have. But it was so, so good. This was another one of those recipes I found in one of my Gooseberry Patch cookbooks. When I looked through the recipe one day, I determined that this was one worth making. Yes, I was right. I loved, loved, loved this pie.
Our church held a youth weekend for our kids back in early October. I made meals for a host home that had about six middle school aged girls. They had pretty healthy appetites and cleaned out about all of my food. But since this recipe made two pies there were leftovers. The hostess took the remaining pie to work – an elementary school nearby. I think they loved the pie as much as I did.
Lemon Crumb Pie does take a long time to bake and set up. Also, you cannot cram all the ingredients into a single pie shell without disaster happening! I placed a cookie sheet underneath the pies while baking to catch any drips, just in case. This pie is luscious, economical and a delightful way to enjoy a lemon dessert. Each layer uses only a handful of ingredients, so it’s really not overly difficult to make.
Give Lemon Crumb Pie a try the next time you need a dessert for your family or company. If your family enjoys lemony desserts, I would even recommend it for New Year’s Day or Valentine’s Day. Every bite will have you drooling. Of course, adding a dollop of vanilla ice cream won’t hurt either. 🙂
Lemon Crumb Pie is so scrumptious.
Every bite sure had me drooling.
Lemon Crumb Pie is so irresistible. This is a great dessert for company or holidays.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the crust and filling, plus boiling water.
Unroll pie crust dough.
Fit crust into pie plate and flute edges. Set aside.
Place lemon zest in a mixing bowl.
Add lemon juice.
Add eggs and sugar.
Add boiling water.
Whisk ingredients to combine.
Pour lemon filling into prepared pie shell. (There will actually be two pie shells).
I used these ingredients for the crumb topping. I ended up using a full 8 tablespoons of butter because this wasn’t enough to make an adequate crumb topping.
Place UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour in a mixing bowl. (Bleached flour toughens baked goods). Add sugar and baking powder. Stir ingredients to combine.
Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender. I added six more tablespoons of butter.
Cut in butter until coarse crumbs form.
Sprinkle crumb topping evenly over pie filling.
Place pie on a cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 for 45-60 minutes or until pie is set. Your oven may take longer.
Lemon Crumb Pie is outstanding! If you enjoy lemony desserts, you’ll love this one.
I gorged on this amazing pie.
Every bite of Lemon Crumb Pie will get your motor going!
Here’s the recipe.
LEMON CRUMB PIE
(Recipe adapted from Gooseberry Patch, Flavors of Fall)
This is a terrific dessert for holidays like Valentine’s Day if you’re not locked into a Red Velvet or Chocolate Dessert. 🙂
We loved the way Lemon Crumb Pie turned out.
This sweet and tart dessert is extraordinary. We devoured it!