Ginger Pecan Crusted Lemon Creme Pie

Ginger Pecan Crusted Lemon Creme Pie

Please, don’t even try.  You can’t resist this one, I’m telling you, Ginger Pecan Crusted Lemon Creme Pie is amazing.  I tried and failed, miserably at controlling myself.

It’s got 2 zings in one with the perfect amount of crunch and sweet whipped cream to mellow out each bite. It’s simply irresistible!!!

You can actually make any kind of cookie crust; graham cracker, vanilla wafer, or whatever you like.  I used those thin little fancy ginger cookies by Amy’s.  What really kicks it up though is crystalized ginger combined with zesty lemon.  The flavors are to the moon good!

 

 

“Pie makes everybody happy.”

Laurie Halse Anderson, The Impossible Knife of Memory

 

 

Zesty, crunchy, Ginger Pecan Crusted Lemon Creme Pie, is an amazing way to finish a delicious meal. We love the creamy filling and amazing flavors!

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Ginger Pecan Crusted Lemon Creme Pie

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Start by preheating the oven to 325 degrees.

Next, make a ginger cookie crust. It’s remarkably easy in my food processor.  It makes the finest crumbs and then I just add in the sugar, butter, and finely minced crystalized ginger and give it a whirl.  Add it to a pie plate and press the crumbs up the sides of the pie plate.  Bake for 10 minutes. Remove crust and cool on a wire rack.

While the crust is cooling, grate your lemons with a citrus zester, and mix the filling in an electric mixer as directed.

Pour filling into the cooled crust.  Bake it for 15 minutes.  Cool on a wire rack and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably over night.

Before serving cover evenly with Stabilized Whipped Cream.  Garnish with a twisted thin slice of lemon and serve.

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Ginger Pecan Crusted Lemon Creme Pie | cheerykitchen.com
Ginger Pecan Crusted Lemon Creme Pie | cheerykitchen.com
Ginger Pecan Crusted Lemon Creme Pie | cheerykitchen.com
Ginger Pecan Crusted Lemon Creme Pie | cheerykitchen.com
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Our Ginger Pecan Crusted Lemon Creme Pie is hard to resist. Make one, you won't be sorry, we hope. You'll love it, just make sure you have someone to share it with, it's soooo amazing!!!!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8 servings
Ingredients
  • Crust:
  • 1-1/4 cups Ginger Cookie Crumbs (I used Amy's Ginger Thins)
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • ⅓ cup melted butter or margarine
  • 3 chunks of crystalized ginger, minced
  • Filling:
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅔ cups fresh lemon juice
  • grated zest from 1 lemon
  • Creamy Topping:
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons confectioner's sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 325.
  2. Combine ginger cookie crumbs, sugar, butter, and crystalized ginger, blend thoroughly.
  3. Pack mixture firmly into a 9" pie pan and press firmly to bottom and sides, bringing crumbs evenly up to the rim.
  4. Bake the crust for 10 minutes.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow the crust to cool.
  6. While the crust is resting, in an electric mixer with the wire whisk attachment, whip the egg yolks and lemon zest at high speed until fluffy.
  7. Gradually add the condensed milk and continue to whip until thick.
  8. Now lower the speed of the mixer and slowly add the lemon juice until incorporated.
  9. Pour the filling into the crust and bake for 15 minutes.
  10. Cool on a wire rack and then refrigerate for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight.
  11. Before serving, whip the cream, confectioner's sugar and vanilla until nearly stiff.
  12. Evenly spread whipped cream on top of the pie and garnish with a slice of fresh lemon.

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About The Author

Renée

Renée is passionate about making and sharing ALL things delicious! Her happy place really is her kitchen where she loves whipping up memories with her family and friends. Raised in sunny Southern California she's spent her adulthood in Idaho, both sides of her great state. She's married to an amazing man, and together they have 5 children, who gave them five more, and now they have 22 grandchildren. So there’s always a reason to cook and celebrate around their place!

60 Comments

  1. Sara

    This pie looks so good! I’m a fan of this blog; you and Alison are killing these recipes! Don’t mind me, I’ll just keep pinning away.

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    • Alison

      The crust combination is so flavorful! You need to try it!

      Reply
  2. Robin

    I love anything with an interesting crust, and this one looks tastiest of all! Beautiful photos and easy recipe a winning combo! xoxo Robin from THE INSPIRED (http://www.theinspired.life)

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    • Alison

      Thanks so much, Robin! The crust really makes it the lemon pop!

      Reply
  3. Milena

    Wow! I know that this would be a big hit in my family. I just don’t know if I’m talented enough to pull it off! It looks so good.

    Reply
    • Alison

      You are, I promise! It is so much easier than you think as long as you have time!

      Reply
  4. Amy Scott

    Those flavors sound amazing! I am loving ginger lately. No shortage of pecans in Georgia either…

    Reply
  5. KatR

    Oh you naughty, naughty woman, Alison! This pie has TWO of my favorite things – lemon and pecans!! Ohhhhhh, I might just have to give in to temptation and make this sinful treat! lol

    Reply
  6. Andrea

    I love all these recipes – I’ve never tried lime before – maybe I should 🙂

    Reply
  7. Raya

    Love this! Can’t wait to try it out!

    Reply
    • Alison

      Thanks Raya! We hope you like it!

      Reply
  8. Carrie

    This looks so Yummy! Im normally not one for Creme Pie but because of the Pecans and Lemon I might just have to try this!

    Reply
  9. Iamvagabond

    Looks so Yumm and yes I will follow your advice “Please, don’t even try.” not because I don’t want to eat it which I do do … but because I know I am so so bad at cooking 🙁

    Reply
  10. Yona Williams

    The combination of ginger and pecan in the crust sounds really tasty! I’ve actually never made anything with lemon before.
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  11. Lily

    Omg these look so amazing. The photos made my mouth water. Will definitely have to give these a go.

    Reply
  12. MakeUp Fun

    Wow it looks amazing… I definitely have to try this out! I love ginger and lemon…I think it’s the pecan crust that makes the difference!
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  13. Tori Gabriel

    This looks amazing. It’s like a nutty lemon meringue pie. I have to try this. I bet it tastes delicious.

    Reply
    • Renée

      It’s got cream, but you could add meringue instead for a fabulous change!

      Reply
    • Renée

      It’s so good Bella, you may want to add our recipe to your weekend packing list!!!!

      Reply
  14. Karla

    I’m afraid I would eat the whole thing myself! Sounds and looks delicious!

    Reply
    • Renée

      Karla, have a few friends over for a tea party and share!

      Reply
  15. Ana

    The Pie looks so yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe with us! 🙂

    Reply
    • Renée

      When you try it Ana, please rate our recipe! Thank you.

      Reply
  16. Joanna

    Oh, I love ginger biscuits, which make me believe that this pie is really delicious! I also love pecan and lemon cream made out of real lemon, not the one that taste sugary and fake.

    Reply
  17. Argell Sednaoui

    I love pies! Never tried a ginger pie but I’ll give it a try, it seems so easy and delicious.

    Reply
  18. Lizelle Cruz

    hmm, never tried a pie with ginger before but it looks so delicious!! Thank you for sharing this recipe. I should try to make it for my dad since he loves ginger and lemons!!

    Reply
    • Renée

      Go for it..you’ll be surprised Lizelle!

      Reply
  19. maryam souleman kabir

    Ginger is one of my favorite thing in the world 🙂 so spicy … I never really liked pies, but apple pie lol I will give this one a try

    Reply
    • Renée

      We’ve got a milkshake coming soon for you Maryam! Be watching, and in the meantime this could become your new fave pie!!!!

      Reply
  20. Roxy

    OMG Renee, where do you come up with these recipes?! They always look so delicious. I’m a sucker for pretty much anything with pecans!

    Reply
  21. Rashmi & Chalukya

    The picture itself is tempting and when you say dont try this.. It becomes even more tempting and irrestible 😉 I simply loved the combination of ginger and lemon sounds delicious.

    Reply
    • Alison

      Thanks! It is definitely way too tempting! I ate too many pieces in one sitting but it was worth every bite!

      Reply
  22. Nicole Escat

    The pie looks really tempting, I wanna grab it from my screen lol. I’ve missed eating pie and this one will surely delicious.

    Reply
  23. Sonnie

    Ginger for pie? My brain is at a lost because we use ginger for main dish, soup and tea. But whether my brain agrees or disagrees, i would love my tastebuds to try this one, it looks yummy!
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  24. Bernadette Callahan

    Love lemon anything! This looks delicious. I never would have thought to mix pecans and lemon.

    Reply
  25. heidi

    I love lemon and ginger! It like all your recipes looked not so hard to make and beyond delicious. I am going to try this. How could anyone not like pie? Thanks for sharing it.

    Reply
    • Alison

      I know! It was the biggest temptation in my fridge ever!

      Reply
  26. Eunis De Guzman

    Oh my! Looks really delicious, i am really a fan of sweets and I will tried this at home. It’s okay for me if I can’t get enough of this pastry. At least I have 1 food to eat with a ginger. I literally hate it :'(

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    • Alison

      You can’t taste much of the ginger because it is minced inside the crust but you could always leave it out if you really hate it! The lemon flavor really mellows out the ginger though!

      Reply
  27. berlin

    lemon creme pie is something i would like to learn for a long time. perhaps its laziness or forgetfulness that I do not exert extra effort to look for recipes online. This is a good chance for me to finally make hold of a recipe, I will print it now so I wouldn’t forget. Thank you.

    Reply
    • Renée

      It’s so good, easy, and fast to make. Let us know what you think!

      Reply
  28. ROBERT LEE

    Sit down, watch your favorite episodes… I go for Flash, Arrow, Quantico, and more… have a plate of pecan crusted lemon creme pie… take a bite, small bite, and sort of keep it in your mouth for a minute or two at a time.

    YUMMY!

    Reply
    • Alison

      Ooh I love Quantico, too, Robert! Pie + a good show = perfect night!

      Reply
  29. Ma.Me.mi.mommy

    Looks yummy! I have a bunch of lemons here. I think I might just try this out! Oh, but I’m trying to lose weight. Oh, what to do! Haha!
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    • Renée

      Have two bites and share it with all of those you love!!!! It works…

      Reply
  30. Nina Sogue

    Your recipes are truly amazing! I also wish to be good in baking someday, but I’m still saving to attend a class. Maybe in a few years. 🙂

    Reply
    • Renée

      Skip the class Nina, our recipes are super easy, promise. If you need help or have questions we would love to assist you, just ask!

      Reply
  31. Sam

    Sounds like a difficult recipe. I applaud you for trying. It looks delicious anyway and if I find it at arm’s length I wouldn’t able to resist it

    Reply
  32. Klaudia

    Gosh , that looks so yummy fluffy , I could dive into it 🙂 I have got visitors over for the weekend , will try that one for tomorrow. I really doubt , mine will get as great as yours ( got some ‘spare’ profiteroles in the freezer , if it goes embarrassingly wrong. Your recipes are the best , always !!!

    Reply
  33. Aika loraine

    “SARAP” – this is delicious in Filipino. I am a sucker of sweets and pies. I especially love the limited ed calamansi cake of Starbucks. I imagine that this tastes just like it.

    Reply
    • Alison

      Thanks Aika! I love to be able to learn a new word!

      Reply

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