Magical Lemon Pie

If you like Tart Au Citron you will love this and it’s much much easier to make.  This is a fabulous ‘bung-it-all-the-in-the-processor’ recipe. Literally!  I have made this in a pie dish and 25cm cake tin.  Either works well.  What you’ll end up with is a soft, thin pastry layer, a lemon flavoured tart filling in the centre and a crunchy coconut topping. Magical.

You’ll need

  • 4 eggs
  • 60g Stork or soft unsalted butter
  • 240g caster sugar
  • 60g self raising flour
  • 90g dessicated coconut
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Juice and zest of 2 lemons
  • 375ml whole milk
  • Fresh raspberries, blackberries or blueberries or soured cream to serve
  • Icing sugar for dusting


  • A food processor
  • A 25cm pie dish or cake tin

To make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 180C . Wait until the oven is ready before you start with the ingredients.
  2.  Grease a 25cm pie dish or cake tin and set aside.
  3.  Put all the ingredients into a food processor and blitz until blended. Do this for a good 2 minutes.
  4.  Pour the mixture into the pie dish/cake tin and bake on the middle shelf for 1 hour.  It will be slightly coming away from the sides.
  5. Once baked, leave it to stand for about 15 minutes and then serve with a dusting of icing sugar and some raspberries or a dollop of sour cream.
Instead of lemons, oranges work well too.  

9 responses to “Magical Lemon Pie

  1. This sounds so easy, and looks delicious! I will definitely have to give this a go. Can you change the flavour or ingredients? Could it be orange or chocolate or some other flavour other than lemon?

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    • I think you could easily add some cocoa powder to make it chocolately and perhaps orange would work well with that too. I think a cup of crushed pineapple and a shot of malibu might also work. Had planned to try that and a mango version too. Let me know how you get on :-)

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  3. I’m going to have a go!

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  4. Do you think you could do this without a food processor? Does the dessicated coconut need to be ground, or is it more about just very thoroughly mixing the ingredients together?

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