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Lemon Sponge Pie and lemons

Amish Lemon Sponge Pie Recipe

Amish lemon sponge pie is an easy pie recipe with refreshing lemon flavor and a light and airy texture. Another family favorite pie!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 55 mins
Total Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American, Amish
Servings 6 people
Calories 349 kcal


  • 4 eggs, separated
  • 2 Tbs. butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 c. white sugar
  • 3 Tbs. all-purpose flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 med. lemons, juiced (about 1/2 c. juice)
  • 1/2 - 1 tsp. lemon zest, optional
  • 1 1/4 c. whole milk or 2% milk
  • 1 (9") unbaked pie crust


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Separate the eggs, and beat the whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  • Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg yolks, flour, and salt. Mix.
  • Add the lemon juice, zest, and milk. Mix well.
  • Gently fold the well-beaten egg whites into the lemon mixture. You want to keep the airy foamy consistency.
  • Pour the mixture into an unbaked 9" pie crust.
  • Bake in the bottom half of the oven at 350° for 25 minutes. Reduce the temperature to 325° and continue baking for another 25 - 30 minutes. (It may still jiggle a bit, but not too much.)
  • Cool and refrigerate for several hours (or overnight) before serving.


You can use bottled Real Lemon, but it doesn't produce the same fresh flavor as using freshly squeezed lemon juice.
If desired, serve the lemon pie topped with sweetened whipped cream.


Serving: 1sliceSodium: 98mgCalcium: 76mgVitamin C: 2mgVitamin A: 356IUSugar: 62gFiber: 1gPotassium: 114mgCholesterol: 124mgCalories: 349kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 4gFat: 8gProtein: 6gCarbohydrates: 65gIron: 1mg
Keyword Amish Lemon Sponge Pie, Lemon Sponge Pie Recipe
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