Old Fashioned Classic Lemon Pie

Kay Skipper Recipe

By Kay Skipper Kay112

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This pie is so easy to make. People will not believe you didn't slave over this dessert!

There is 1 little secret to making this yummy Lemon Pie. Let me whisper it in your ear, but don't tell your guests the secret, ok?

Shshshsh.... Buy Jello Lemon COOK and SERVE Pudding and Pie Filling. Now don't tell.

Your guests will be so impressed with this stately yet satisfying old fashioned pie and you will too! ;)


(2.9 ounce) box of jell-o cook and serve lemon pudding and pie filling
eggs, separated
deep pie shell, baked (400 degrees 12 to 15 minutes)
1/2 c
1/4 c
2 c

Directions Step-By-Step


DO NOT purchase Lemon Jello mix. Purchase Jello COOK and SERVE~ Lemon flavor. (Both boxes look alike.)

Bake your pie shell. 400 degrees approxmately 10 to 15 minutes.
Follow the box directions for making Classic Lemon Pie.


*I make mine in the microwave because it is faster. Here is how I do it* Using my pyrex 3 qt. casserole glass bowl, beat egg yolks and then add half cup of sugar, 1/4th cup of water and pack of lemon jello cook and serve. Thoroughly mix all together scraping down the sides of the bowl with your spatula. Add the 2 cups of water and mix again very well.
Cook on HIGH in microwave for 3 minutes and stir with spatula, making sure to scrape down the sides of your bowl.

Cook again on High for 2 to 3 more minutes until center of lemon pie filling is boiling (During the boiling stage, the filling looks fluffy and is rising, not only on the sides but also in the center of the bowl.)and looking like pudding. Stir and cook another minute.

The entire microwave cooking process will take no more than 5 to 6 minutes. (If you use a thicker glass mixing bowl, this will slow the process down by a minute or 2 at max.)

Always mix this filling thoroughly during the microwave cooking process to assure yourself it will not turn out lumpy. You may want to school yourself on making pie fillings in the microwave by reading the directions of my Hershey's Chocolate Pie and Mammy's Custard and my Coconut Cream Pie directions. They are all thoroughly written for microwave cooking. Once you learn how to cook pie fillings in the microwave, you'll never go back to the double boiler, stove method. :)
Follow the steps on the box to make your meringue.

This stately old fashioned pie looks as though you have busted your duff making it, but we won't tell how easy it is to make~ or will we?

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Pies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Kay Skipper Kay112
Feb 22, 2013
To those of you who have saved this recipe, I was about to make this recipe when I saw the box "now offers the microwave directions" I wrote above well over a year ago! The difference between my recipe and what is on the box is that I do go in detail explaining you must thoroughly mix everything together until very smooth (without lumps) - each time you blend.

I wrote this recipe when there wasn't one on the Jello Lemon Cook and Serve box. :D
Kay Skipper Kay112
Jun 18, 2012
Nancy, it tasted like Lemon Soap? Really? How strange. Do you suppose there could have been soap residue in your mixing bowl? This recipe is a no fail. If it tasted like soap, it seems to me that maybe some utensils had soap residue left on.

Sue Hayes stated above~~

Sue Hayes Soozee1130 Jan 1, 2012
I have always used this recipe for my lemon meringue pie and it always comes out great. Thanks for sharing this with everyone. It's the best lemon pie I've ever had.

I agree with Sue. I am sorry something happened that tasted like soap in your recipe, Nancy. If you look at the ingredients above for making this pie, there is nothing in the ingredients to give your pie a soapy taste.
Nancy Taylor Nancy_Taylor
Jun 18, 2012
Followed this recipe exactly...tasted like lemon soap....made for son in law... he tasted it and said well, it's not that bad..so disappointed :-( WILL NOT MAKE THIS AGAIN
Kay Skipper Kay112
Jan 1, 2012
I agree, Sue. I cook mine in the microwave, but the directions on the box is awesome.

Every time I make this pie, people rave over it. They think I busted my duff making it.

@ Bonnie~ I hope you enjoiy this recipe. It's a winner! ;)
Sue Hayes Soozee1130
Jan 1, 2012
I have always used this recipe for my lemon meringue pie and it always comes out great. Thanks for sharing this with everyone. It's the best lemon pie I've ever had.