Lemon Pie - Crostata di Limoni ___

Lemon Pie - Crostata di Limoni


For the Dough:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 0.5 cup melted butter
  • 0.5 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • zest of lemon
  • 1 juice of lemon
  • pinch of salt

For the Cream:

  • 1.5 cups milk
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 juice of lemon


Dough Preparation:

  • In a mixing bowl add 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of melted butter, 1/2 cup of sugar, 2 eggs, zest of one lemon, juice of one lemon and a pinch of salt.
  • Mix all the ingredients into a ball of dough with uniform consistency. Make sure you work the dough really well.
  • Let the dough rest for one hour.

Cream Preparation:

  • In a mixing bowl add 1 1/2 cups of milk, 2 egg yolks, 2 Tbs of flour, 2 Tbs of sugar and the juice of one lemon.
  • Mix all the ingredients for 5 minutes with an electric mixer until smooth.
  • Heat the cream in a saucepan on the stove, stirring constantly, until tick.
  • Let the cream cool.

Pie Assembly:

  • Roll the dough into a 10" round pie dish. Retain some of the dough for the stripes.
  • Pour the cream into the crust.
  • Top the pie with stripes into a rhomboid design. Cut the stripes with a ravioli cutter for a better design.
  • Bake the pie for 30 min. at 350F or until golden.