Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Recipe: Lemon Cloud Pie

This pie is as delicious as it's name.  Lemony, cold and refreshing and not too sweet.  The whipped cream is folded right into the lemon custard which gives it a nice airy texture.  This pie is divine.

from Moms Who Think

1 9-inch pie crust, baked
1 cup sugar
3 Tablespoons cornstarch
1 cup water
⅓ cup lemon juice
2 egg yolks, slightly beaten
4 ounces cream cheese, softened, cubed
1 teaspoon lemon zest

½ cup whipping cream, whipped

Combine sugar and cornstarch in a saucepan. Stir in water, lemon juice, and egg yolks. Mix well. Stir constantly while cooking over medium heat until mixture thickens.  Add cream cheese and lemon zest to mixture, and stir until cream cheese is melted and mixture is smooth.

In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup whipping cream until soft peaks form. Fold into lemon mixture.

Spoon filling evenly into cooled pie shell and chill at least 7 hours or overnight. Serve with additional whipped topping over filling.

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from the book "The Children's Hour - Best Loved Poems"
1953 Spenser Press


  1. Cream cheese AND whipped cream. YUM!!!

  2. I had to see your pie just because of the name. I don't care for lemon meringue so I make a lemon cream pie that I love. Yours sounds like it's worth a try with the cream cheese and corn starch. Mine has a hard time setting up sometimes. (I have a lot of lemons when my tree is full of ripe fruit in December). Thanks!

  3. This pie sounds wonderful. Bookmarked! :)

  4. Ummm... YEA. I'll have a piece of that. I LOVE lemon dessert. Unfortunately my husband doesn't care for them so I'll be by your place a little after dinner for a piece. ;) Thanks for sharing such a yummy recipe!

  5. What a beautiful looking pie with a lovely poem and some gorgeous and thoughtful photos!
    Thank you for a sweet moment in my day.

  6. You ladies are all so sweet. This pie didn't last a day! I'm going to make it again when the weather gets hot.

  7. Lemon pies are my favorites, i have to make this one! thanks for sharing!

  8. Lemon pies are my favorites, i have to make this one!
    Thanks for sharing!


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