Lemon Pie with Pecan Crumb Crust Recipe 

 Originally Written: June 6, 2012

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on June 6, 2012 by Hanna Trafford

Lemon flavored desserts are one of my favorites and this one is no exception. What I like most about it is that it isn’t too sweet and making it in the summer is a great, refreshing idea! Using pecan in the crust really adds flavour – you just have to try it for yourself and let me know how you liked it!


  • 1/2 cup of ground pecans
  • 2/3 cup of graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butted, melted
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 can (14 oz.) of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1/2 cup of fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat oven to 350F with rack on lowest level
  2. Spread pecans on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in the oven until golden, tossing occassionally for about 10 minutes. Let cool.
  3. In a food processor, finely grind graham crackers, sugar and pecans
  4. Add melted butter and process until completely combined
  5. Press mixture into bottom and up sides of a 9-inch pie pan
  6. Bake until crust is lightly browned – about 8 minutes, then let cool on a wire rack
  7. In a large bowl beat the egg yolks with condensed milk
  8. Stir in the lemon juice
  9. Spoon filling into cooled crust
  10. Bake until filling is set and crust is golden brown around the edges – about 15-20 minutes
  11. Let cool slightly, then refrigerate for at least an hour

You can garnish this pie with a variety of toppings – fresh whipping cream is great, or you can sprinkle it with icing sugar. I love topping with with raspberries! Another idea is to use this recipe to make lemon squares – so fast and easy!

If you like to try something different – try one of these:

Lemon Tarts Recipe

Homemade Lemon Meringue Pie Recipe


Hope you have enjoyed this recipe – please send me your comments, suggestions and experiences – your input is always welcomed and very much appreciated!



Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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