This Lemon Ginger Pie recipe is so familiar and yet also surprising. The ginger adds a “wait, what is this I’m tasting?” quality without overpowering the lemon, while the corn flake crust adds a fun texture. If you’re pressed for time and don’t want to mess with making a crust, this filling is still perfectly at home in a store-bought graham crust. And it comes together quickly and makes a refreshing dessert for a summer cookout or just an evening at home.
Lemon Ginger Pie Recipe
For the crust:
3 cups corn flakes
1 teaspoon salt
½ cup brown sugar
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
For the filling:
1 14 ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
4 egg yolks
¼ cup buttermilk
½ cup lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon grated ginger (not powdered)
The zest of 1 lemon
- Heat oven to 325 degrees while you make the crust. (If you’re using a pre-made crust, skip to step 4.)
- Place corn flakes, sugar and salt into a food processor (if you don’t have one, you can also crush the cereal by hand or in a plastic bag using a rolling pin), once pulverized, add the melted butter. Pulse to combine.
- Pour the mixture into a 9-inch pie pan. Use the bottom of a measuring cup to distribute the crust up the sides and around the bottom of the pan. Bake for 10 minutes while you get the filling ready.
- In a medium bowl, combine sweetened condensed milk, egg yolks, buttermilk, lemon juice, salt, ginger and lemon zest. Whisk to combine.
- Pour mixture into baked pie crust and bake for another 25 minutes. Center should be slightly jiggly and the edges will be golden brown.
- Allow to cool on the counter slightly then place in the refrigerator to cool completely, between 2-4 hours. Serve with whipped cream or berries on the side.
Kelli Marks is a self-taught cake decorator turned pastry chef, specializing in wedding cakes. Her interest in baking began early under the tutelage of her grandmother. Her desserts have been featured in numerous local, national and global publications. Easy One-Bowl Baking: No-Fuss Recipes for Sweet and Savory Baked Goods is her first cookbook. Find her on Instagram @sweetlovebakes.
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