Life gives you lemons, make lemon pie

Published 6:27 am Tuesday, August 7, 2018


Amish Cook

Editor’s Note: Gloria Yoder’s grandmother passed away last week after battling complications from a stroke for over a week. The Yoders were going to host funeral services which is a big undertaking, requiring meal-planning, accommodating out of town guests, and grieving.

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So Gloria is taking off from her column duties this week and will return next week. In the meantime she leaves us with this summer favorite recipe with readers. A cool, refreshing treat during the Dog Days of summer!

Gloria’s luscious lemon pie

1 cup sugar

3 tablespoons cornstarch

1 cup milk

3 egg yolks

½ cup lemon juice

½ teaspoon lemon extract

pinch salt

4 tablespoons butter

1 cup sour cream

1 baked 9-inch pie shell


Mix sugar and cornstarch and add milk. Bring to a boil and cook several minutes and add egg yolks and boil gently. Next add lemon juice, lemon flavoring and a pinch of salt plus butter. Cool a bit and add 1 cup sour cream. Pour into a baked 9-inch pie shell, top with whipped topping. Refrigerate for at least one hour.