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Lemon Crunch Pie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins

A delicious, lemony pie.

Course: Dessert, Pie
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: lemon, lemon cookies, pie
Servings: 8
: 456 kcal
  • For the Crust
  • 1-½ cups flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 4 tablespoons ice cold water
  • For the Filling 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 eggs, separated
  • 2 whole lemons, zest and juice
  • 1-¼ cups water
  • 1-¼ cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • For the Topping
  • ¼ cups flour
  • 14 oz bag Lemon Snap Cookies
  • cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons chilled butter
  1. For the crust:
  2. Combine the flour and salt in a mixing bowl. Cut in shortening with pastry blender until small pea-size pieces. Toss in cold water, one tablespoon at a time, with fork until the dough is sticky enough to hold together. Roll out dough, press into a 9-inch pie plate and crimp the edges. Bake the crust at 400ºF for 7 minutes.

  3. For the filling:
  4. Separate egg yolks from whites. Set whites aside for another recipe. Zest and juice the lemons. Pour the water into a medium-sized sauce pan. When it comes to a boil, mix in juice, sugar, cornstarch, and well-beaten egg yolks. Stir until well blended and cook until thick; stirring constantly. Remove from heat, quickly stir in 1 tablespoon butter until melted. Pour into the baked crust.

  5. For the topping:
  6. Toss the flour, lemon cookies, brown sugar and butter in a food processor and pulse for a few seconds, until it’s crumbly but not too fine. Pour over the filling, bake at 350ºF for 17-20 minutes, or until the topping is slightly brown and all the butter has melted. Cool.

  7. Refrigerate for a couple hours and serve cold.
Nutrition Facts
Lemon Crunch Pie
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 456 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 73mg24%
Sodium 222mg10%
Potassium 103mg3%
Carbohydrates 68g23%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 41g46%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 220IU4%
Vitamin C 14.3mg17%
Calcium 30mg3%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.