Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk

Hello friends! Today we are making a delicious Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk. This pie is easy to make, absolutely delicious, and certain to be a hit with anyone who tries it.

Our Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk features an almond cookie crust, a delicious creamy and tangy filling, and it’s topped with caramelized lemon slices.

The lemon flavor is bursting through the creamy lemon filling, which makes this pie a dream for lemon lovers.

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Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk topped with caramelized lemons and rosemary sprigs.

Remember to watch the video on this page or on YouTube, showing you how easy this Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk is to make.

How to make Lemon Pie Recipe with Condensed Milk

This pie features an almond cookie crust, but you can choose to use a graham cracker crust, or a simple pie crust. Store-bought will work, or you can make your own.

Lemon Pie filling

To fill our pie, we make a simple filling with sweetened condensed milk. The only ingredients you will need are:

  • Fresh lemons
  • Sweetened condensed milk
  • Lemon zest
  • Yolks
lemon zested on a cutting board next to a zester.

The filling is basically the easiest thing in the world.

All you have to do is place the fresh lemon juice, lemon zest, sweetened condensed milk, and yolks together in a large mixing bowl and mix them with a hand mixer, or with a whisk.

Then, pour the mixture on the bottom of a pre-baked crust. If using a store-bought graham cracker crust, you don’t have to pre-bake it. However, if you make your own graham cracker crust, from graham crackers and melted butter, I do recommend to pre-bake it for about 10 minutes at 325ºF before filling it.

If using a store bought pie crust, follow instructions to pre-bake it in the oven. Usually 15 to 20 minutes will do to pre-bake a crust.

Once the crust is ready, fill it with the creamy lemon filling, and bake for about 20 more minutes, or until set.

pictures showing how to make lemon pie with sweetened condensed milk.

Once baked the pie will look set around the edges and slightly jiggly in the center.

Remember to let it cool down completely, and chill before slicing and serving.

The filling of this Lemon Pie tastes just like lemon curd, but better, because it’s richer and creamier.

slice of lemon pie topped with caramelized lemon slices.

Decorating the Lemon Pie

To decorate the Lemon Pie, I made some caramelized lemon slices and a drizzle of melted chocolate.

Here are some other alternatives to top the pie:

  • Meringue frosting- then you can toast it under a broiler, or with a torch, for a toasted marshmallow lemon meringue pie version.
  • Whipped cream- you can never go wrong with topping a delicious pie with whipped cream.
  • Fresh lemon slices, graham cracker crumbs, lemon zest.
  • Whipped topping- homemade or store-bought will work!

I chose the lemon slices because they are divine. I often make them at home, and we eat them as a treat as they are. So even better if they are on top of a delicious pie!

slice of lemon pie topped with caramelized lemon slices.

Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk is my ultimate favorite brand of condensed milk! It’s a staple in my pantry and in my kitchen. I have numerous condensed milk recipes here on the blog.

And that’s why I had to make this Lemon Pie with condensed milk, it couldn’t go any other way. I was used to making this recipe using limes instead, for a key lime pie version. Though I prefer it even better with lemons.

The added lemon zest gives this pie a boost of citrus flavor, which goes so well with the rich and creamy texture of the condensed milk filling.

Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk topped with caramelized lemons and rosemary sprigs.

If you like this Lemon Pie with condensed milk, check out my other condensed milk recipes here:

slice of lemon pie topped with caramelized lemon slices.

Thank you so much for reading, I hope you enjoyed today’s recipe!

If you make this Lemon Pie with condensed milk leave a comment below or tag me on instagram, I love seeing your creations!

Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk topped with caramelized lemons and rosemary sprigs.

Lemon Pie with Condensed Milk

Camila Hurst
This Lemon Pie features an almond cookie crust, a creamy and tangy lemon filling and caramelized lemons on top.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 1 hour
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 300 kcal


Almond Cookie Crust
  • 6 tbsp unsalted butter at room temperature 85 grams
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar sifted 62 grams
  • 3 tbsp almond flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour 160 grams
Condensed Milk Lemon Pie Filling
  • 2-14 oz. cans Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 3 yolks
  • 1 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp lemon zest
Caramelized Lemon Slices
  • 1/2 cup 120 ml water
  • 1/2 cup 100 grams granulated sugar
  • 2 sliced lemons


Almond Crust
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat the butter for about 1 minute. Add the powdered sugar and beat for another 2 minutes at medium speed.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix to completely incorporate the egg.
  • Then add the almond flour and salt. Mix to combine.
  • Add the all-purpose flour and mix on low briefly or with a spoon to combine ingredients. Mix just until flour has been fully incorporated. You can finish mixing with a spatula so the dough doesn’t get over worked with the mixer.
  • Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and press it lightly into a small disk. Leave it in the refrigerator for about 2 hours.
  • Pre-heat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Remove the dough from the fridge.
  • Sprinkle some flour on the counter.
  • Roll out the dough until it’s about 1/4” thick, and 12” in diameter.
  • Lift the dough up and transfer it to the tart or pie pan. I used a 8” deep tart pan, it will also work with a 9” pan.
  • Press the dough down the bottom and up the sides of the tart pan. Use a knife to trim off the excess at the top.
  • Prick the bottom of the crust with the knife or a fork.
  • Place the crust in the freezer for 15 minutes or in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before baking.
  • Line the bottom of the crust with a piece of parchment paper and fill it up with beans or pie weights.
  • Bake the pie crust for about 12 minutes, until the sides are golden.
  • Remove the pie weights from the bottom of the crust, and bake the pie for another 5 to 10 minutes, until the bottom of the crust is fully baked and slightly golden.
  • You can also use pie shields or pieces of aluminum foil to protect the sides of the pie crust from baking too much. Watch the video to see how I easily do this.
  • Remove the pie crust from the oven once golden all over. Then make the filling.

Condensed Milk Lemon Pie Filling

  • Add the Eagle Brand® Sweetened Condensed Milk, egg yolks, fresh lemon juice, lemon zest to a large bowl. Mix on medium high with an electric mixer until completely incorporated, or with a whisk.
  • Pour the filling into the baked crust.
  • Bake in the pre-heated 350ºF oven for 18 to 20 minutes, until the pie is slightly jiggly in the middle, but completely set around the edges.
  • Remove from the oven.
  • Let it cool down and then rest it in the fridge overnight before slicing and serving
To decorate
  • I drizzled melted white chocolate on top of the pie and topped with the Caramelized Lemon Slices and some rosemary sprigs.
Caramelized Lemon Slices
  • Place the water and sugar in a large pot. I like to use a large sauce pan to do this. Bring the water and sugar to a boil over high heat, and once the sugar has dissolved, reduce the heat to medium, and add the lemon slices to the pan. Try to keep them in an even layer, which is why it helps to use a large pan. Let the lemon slices cook in the syrup for 20 minutes or so, until the syrup is very thick and the rind of the lemon slices is almost translucent. The lemon slices will start to caramelize and get slightly brown.
  • Using a fork, remove one slice at a time, making sure to let each slice drip any excess syrup on the side of the pan as you remove them. Place them on a baking sheet lined with silicone or parchment paper, and let them dry for a few hours, preferably overnight.


Crust: You can make the crust ahead, roll it out, line the bottom of the tart pan, cover it with plastic wrap and keep it in the freezer for up to 3 weeks, or in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Crust alternative: use store-bought graham cracker crust, or pie crust. You can also make your own.
Graham cracker crust: to make a graham cracker crust, mix 1 1/2 cups of graham cracker crumbs with 1/4 cup of granulated sugar, and 6 tbsp of melted butter. Pack the bottom and sides of a tart pan tightly with the crumb. Bake in the 325ºF oven for about 10 to 15 minutes.
Topping alternative: top the pie with marshmallow frosting to make it a lemon meringue pie.
Keyword lemon, pie

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  1. Super bummed that your how to video switches to making macrons instead of the pie. I’ve tried a number of times and a few seconds in to making the crust it switches to you talking about making macrons! 🤷‍♀️

    1. Looks delish! Thanks for sharing your recipe. I will try to make this for the holidays. Side question: how long do you think an unopened can of condensed milk lasts? Would you go strictly by the Best By date?

  2. So good!!! It turned perfect as I followed your directions word for word. I tried to make mine pretty like yours but couldn’t figure out what the things were under the lemons. They look like skewers but just not sure. Used white chocolate & rosemary so it looked nice.

    1. I’m pretty sure those are delicate lines of The white chocolate. See the lower area ? Appears to be thin drizzles superbly applied.


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