An Amateur's Account of Baking Joanna Gaines' Lemon Pie - Mama Loves Little

An Amateur's Account of Baking Joanna Gaines' Lemon Pie



Hello again! I'm back with my first ever recipe post. I know, so much excitement. Now before I go any further please note this is an amature bakers account of making Joanna Gaines' lemon pie. I think it went pretty well! Fitting because I think she is my spirit animal. Here's how I did it:

Step one: Sleeping toddler- Crucial for optimal pie baking. (optional)


Your toddler may be sleeping but you still have to clean the kitchen before you mess it up again. I found this: (sad face)






Step 2: Graham Cracker Crust! 
Here are the ingredients for the crust (I will post the recipe as a whole at the end of the post.) 

Crust Ingredients:1 ½ cups crushed graham crackers6 tbs butter⅓ cup sugar

Get yourself a big ziploc bag and crush one of the packs of crackers. I had an opened pack of about three and just added those as well. (I had extra) 


Punch your crackers! (hello baby bump!) 

Now once your crackers are crushed to death go soften your butter. 

Oops, pretty soft.



I added a "dribble" of almond extract because I was feeling fancy! 

Now mix it all together until it gets a nice pliable consistency. Then mold it into your greased pie dish. 



Great! Now you can see here that my crust didn't reach all the way up the edges. I'm not sure about pie rules but this might be a no-no. I should have added my extra crackers...

While the crust is baking get started on your filling.

Step 3: 

Pie Filling Ingredients:3 cups Eagle Brand “sweetened condensed” Milk3 egg yolks⅔ cup lemon juice1 dash salt 


As far as lemons go I used a little lemon and a big daddy lemon. This gave me exactly what I needed. 


Get yoked! Add in all filling ingredients and don't forget that dash of salt y'all!


I mixed it for about 5 minutes on medium. 


Get the filling into your crusted dish and pop that sucker in the oven at 350!

At this point Avery was still sleeping so I was able to watch my favorite trash TV while the pie baked. If you must know it was Teen Mom 2. 

Get your pie out of the oven and let it cool completely before you put on your whipped cream.

Step 4:
Whipped Cream Ingredients:
1 small carton of heavy whipping cream2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract

This was my first time making whipped cream in my mixer and I swear it was like magic. Right before my eyes it transformed into beautiful fluffy goodness. 

Whippin' like a boss

And that is all folks! You just completed your lemon pie. Now it's time to apply the yummy whipped cream and make it purrrty. Here's my finished product!




Any extra whipped cream is yours to eat! I hope you feel inspired because if I can make a lemon pie you can too! It was surprisingly pretty easy and I will definitely do it again because it was YUMMMMMMY! 


This recipe was c/o Joanna Gaines and her blog. Here is a link to the Original Post: https://magnoliamarket.com/lemon-pie-recipe/

And the full recipe:

Pie Filling Ingredients:3 cups Eagle Brand “sweetened condensed” Milk3 egg yolks⅔ cup lemon juice1 dash salt
Crust Ingredients:1 ½ cups crushed graham crackers6 tbs butter⅓ cup sugar
Whipped Cream Ingredients:1 small carton of heavy whipping cream2 tbsp sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
For Crust:
  1. Combine crushed graham cracker, softened butter, and sugar. Mix well and press into greased (I use Baker’s Joy non-stick spray) pie dish. Bake for 8 minutes at 350.
For Pie Filling:
  1. Mix Eagle Brand Milk, egg yolks, lemon juice and salt in a mixer. Mix well- I typically beat with my mixer for 4-5 minutes on medium speed. Pour into pie crust and bake for 10 minutes at 350.
  2. Place pie in the refrigerator for at least an hour so it will set.
For Whipped Cream:
  1. Mix whipped cream, sugar, and vanilla. Whip until fluffy, and add to cooled lemon pie.
This pie also makes a fun neighbor gift. I’ve always found that something as simple as a warm batch of cookies or a quick dessert is an easy way to get to know the people that live around you.
In case you’re considering taking a dessert over to your neighbors, here are some fun, colorful tags you can print and tie to your treats with a little bit of twine to personalize them.


Thanks for reading! For dinner I made a really awesome BLT salad. Let me know if you'd like to see that next!

In love,
Rachel 



2 comments

  1. Ha! I always forget the sleeping child! (Or hubby) seriously the key to success!!!

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    1. Totally! I just wish they would fall asleep on command... haha!

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